Khao Mok Gai (Thai Biriyani Chicken)

Khao Mok Gai

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Chicken with Rice, Khao Mok Gai, Savory Rice with Chicken, Thai Chicken Biriyani
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1346kcal
Author: Phasinee Doddeo
A fairly mildly spiced chicken dish that is super easy to make because you will cook the chicken along with the rice all in one pot together.
A Southern Thai dish with my special sauce that is the perfect compliment!
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Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Big Chilli chopped up Take the seeds out
  • 10 cloves Garlic Fresh
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Ginger Fresh
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Cilantro) Leaves Fresh
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves Fresh
  • 1 tsp Salt


Kao Mok Gai Method

  • Cut the chicken thighs in half; wash and strain them.
  • Wash 4 cups of jasmine rice until the water runs clear and strain it.
  • Season the chicken pieces with spice seasoning mix very well, cover and then keep in the fridge for 20 mins or longer if you want.
  • Fry the chicken with little or no oil if using a non-stick pan, until it is a light brown color. You are just coloring the chicken at this stage not cooking it through.
  • Toss the rice with the oil from the chicken that's left in the pan. Stir it around until well mixed and colored well.
  • Put the chicken in the rice cooker first, then add the rice on top. Add clean water. Beware should not add too much water otherwise the rice will come out wet and won't be nice.
    This is because the chicken these days contains a lot of water which will come out as you cook. So reduce water quantity by 10-15% below what you would normally use for the weight of rice you are cooking.
  • Press the cook button on the rice cooker for normal rice or cook on the heat on the stove top as you would cook rice normally and with the lid on.
    Next, let's prepare dipping sauce together.

Dipping Sauce

  • Simmer sugar and vinegar until the sugar dissolves. Put to one side and let it cool down.
  • Add all the other ingredients into the food processor and blend together well.
  • Pour into a bowl and add the little salt then stir it up. Finished.

Side Dish to Serve

  • Decorate with cucumber slices, green onions, and crispy onions, sprinkling on top and then eat with dipping sauce. Yum!


Easy Khao Mok Gai (Thai Chicken Biriyani Recipe)


Serving: 300g | Calories: 1346kcal | Carbohydrates: 178g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3.7mg