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Khao Man Gai

Behind The Dish - "Portland"

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1 gallon Water
  • 1/4 cup Sea Salt
  • 2tbs Sugar
  • 1 Whole Garlic
  • 6oz. Ginger, thinly sliced
  • 6 Pandan Leaves

Rice

  • 2 cups Quality Jasmine rice
  • 2 Tbsp of Rendered Chicken Fat
  • 1/2 cup Shallots
  • 1/4 cup Garlic
  • 8 oz. Ginger
  • 1 oz. Galangal
  • 3 Pandan Leaves
  • 4 1/4 cup Chicken Stock

Soup

  • 4 cups of Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups of Chinese winter squash
  • 4 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of Ground White Pepper

To Assemble

  • Chicken
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • 1 tbsp diced Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp diced Green Onions

Steps

Chicken

  1. Clean and trim excess chicken skin of the chicken.
  2. In a small pan cook chicken skin in medium heat until the fat completely renders out and skin is crispy. Save the fat part.
  3. In a large pot add water, salt, sugar, garlic, ginger, pandan leaves and bring it to boil. Then add chicken.
  4. Bring it to boil again and simmer for 35 mins.
  5. Remove chicken from liquid and rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Rice

  1. Dice shallots.
  2. Mince garlic.
  3. Slice ginger.
  4. Slice galangal.
  5. In a separate non-stick pot over medium high heat, add chicken fat, garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal and pandan leaves. Stir every 20 seconds, until aromatics and herbs are golden brown.
  6. Add jasmine rice and stir until every grain is coated in chicken fat. Toast rice on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  7. Raise burner to high heat then add chicken stock (the stock has to be boiling hot when you add).
  8. Stir rice constantly until it comes to boil then reduce to medium-low heat.
  9. Cover with lid, and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until rice has cooked through.

Soup

  1. Peel and cut Chinese Winter Squash.
  2. In a separate small pot, add chicken stock and Chinese winter squash. Bring it to boil.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add soy sauce to taste and some ground white pepper.

To Assemble

  1. Place rice onto a plate.
  2. Cut chicken and place it on top of the rice.
  3. Top with soup.
  4. Add cilantro.
  5. Add green onions.