Laab Gai (ลาบไก่) - Thai Spicy Chicken Salad Recipe

Friday, September 11, 2015



Laab Gai is one of my fave Thai food! It's the perfect combination of spicy, salty and sour. Just thinking about it makes me drool haha XD

My housekeeper, who is from Northeastern Thailand where this dish was originated, knows how to make really bomb Laab Gai. I learnt the recipe from her so I could cook it myself when I'm in England. I want to post it on my blog for future reference and to share with everyone too! 

Watch this cooking video I made for this delicious recipe. Shoutout to my housekeepers for showing me how to cook~!


This Thai spicy chicken salad has a wonderful variety of flavours and textures. It doesn't need oil so it's low-fat. The herbs and spices give a delightful, spicy taste. Served with rice, it's a satisfying, healthy meal.

INGREDIENTS (For 1 big serving)
Note: You don't have to use these exact, specific brands/ingredients. You can find similar items and it should still taste very good :)

● 1/2 Knorr pork stock cube
● Water
● 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
● 4-5 culantro (long coriander)
● 2-3 small red onions
● 3 spring onions
● 1 1/2 limes
● Toasted rice powder (khao kua)
● Red chilli flakes
Abalone Brand premium fish sauce
● Optional: Rosdee flavour seasoning powder
● Optional: Mushrooms
● Optional: Chinese cabbage & rice (to eat with Laab Gai)

METHOD

1. Wash all the herbs with water thoroughly (culantro, small red onions, spring onions, limes). Chop them into small pieces and mince the chicken breast. Set aside.
2. Boil a pot of water. Add half a pork stock cube. Stir until the cube dissolves.
3. Add minced chicken into the pot. Keep stirring.
4. Take out the floating "froth".
5. Once chicken is fully cooked, pour into a bowl.
6. Let chicken cool down for 10-15 mins. (So that the herbs stay fresh when you add them later)
7. Optional: Cook washed mushrooms in boiling water. Drain the water once it's cooked then mix them with the chicken. (Note: Normally Thai people don't add mushrooms but my housekeeper likes to add them haha. I personally wouldn't XD)
8. Add all the seasonings to taste! This is how much I'd add: 1 teaspoon fish sauce, 1 tablespoon khao kua, 2 tsp chilli flakes, 1 1/2 lime juice, 1/2 tsp Rosdee flavour seasoning powder. Mix well.
9. Add chopped culantro, spring onions, and red onions. Mix well.
10. Optional but strongly recommended: Serve with chinese cabbage and rice.
11. Enjoy eating! :)






For a healthier option, eat with brown rice ^^
Hope you enjoyed my first 'recipe' blog post and cooking video.

Have you ever eaten Thai food? What's your favourite Thai dish? Feel free to share them in the comments below :)

With love,

Nana

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35 comments

  1. this sounds amazing girl! I LOVE thai food! And when are you going back to uni ? ;) <3 XX

    Lauren xx | http://laurlauu.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hehe it is very delicious cx I'm going back to England next Saturday (19th) and uni starts on Oct 5th!

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  2. That looks awesome! I love Thai food but I've never tried this before.

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely try it if you have the chance~ ^^

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  3. Hi nana! I bet my boyfriend would love this since he likes spicy food! We don't have all of the ingredients here in our markets but we'll definitely give this a try! :)

    www.whateveresther.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Estherr~ Ooo that's awesome, let me know if he likes it ^^

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  4. Omg this looks so good, I haven't had breakfast and you're definitely making me hungryyyy~ :( I haven't had Thai food before but I think I'd like it because i heard they're spicy :D

    When do you go back to uni? I'm still stuck here until the end of the month >.<

    Kelly ♡
    http://www.kelkelxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes yess most Thai food are spicy~ You should try it some day if you like ^^

      My uni starts on Oct 5th but I'm going back to England next Saturday (19th)!

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  5. Wow, this food looks wonderful!!! :) I wanna try cooking this for the boyfriend soon. :D

    www.jhanzey.net

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    1. It was very yummy cx Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I want to try cooking, but it's not really my thing. I suck at everything kitchen works. Glad you're doing so good at it, Nana. By the way, I wanna try that. You're free to visit our house! :D

    Lou | wander-soul.net

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    1. Aww I wasn't good at cooking too. You just have to practice a lot haha cx And sure I'd love to cook this for you at your place XD

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  8. I really love eating Laab Gai~ It's so yummy!! I'm not really good at cooking, but I can do some simple Asian dishes haha Btw can you eat spicy?
    Jenny♡
    http://itsmeeejennyy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yayy I'm glad you love it too hehe ^^ Yess I love eating spicy food.. I'm Thai after all hahaha XD

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  9. This is one of my favourite dishes! I really need to try it at home! Thanks for sharing, i will surely follow this recipe :)
    Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

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  10. oh yum! this looks really good! thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

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  11. This dish looks like something my mom often cooks when she wants us to eat healthy and something with the right amount of light meat and vegetables. Who knew she was already cooking a Thai specialty.. wow, haha. Seems like Filipino and Thai food don't differ that much after all and they're similar in some parts. :)

    Wish I can cook though! I can only toast food, haha. I know it gets easier once I get enough practice, soon as I start, but I've never had that opportunity to do that either. :(

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    1. Aww hehe :P Yess I notice from some blogs that Filipino food is very similar to Thai! Don't worry~ I actually didn't know how to cook before I went to uni where I'm sorta forced to cook to survive hahaha XD

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  12. i tried this one once and it was really spicy even if i asked for "mai pet". it was worth it though. I guess I have to cook this on my own! :) the cooking looks fun! :)

    Dice, Wildest Heart

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    1. Yess try cooking it yourself so you can control how much spice to add :D It's a really delicious Thai dish ^^

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  13. Love this post the music made the cooking looked easy on the video,I love Thai food tomka is my fav. I love Thai tea and panang curry O em gee,now im hungry,xoxo Bing.

    www.bingyourstyle.com

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    1. Omigosh you're the first blogger I've encountered who knows and loves so many Thai food! That's awesomee XD *sends you lots of hugs*

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  14. Thank you so much for this recipe *O* I love thai food and I would love to make it LOL I like making it myself because then I can just adjust the level of spices! Has uni started for you yet? How is it ^-^
    Jessie @ bijou-heart

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    1. Yay! :DD I totally agree, we can adjust the taste according to what we like~ My uni will start soon, next month :)

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  15. This one looks so delicious! I might need to try it out but I deffo not putting mushrooms in, haha :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Hahaha I still don't know why my housekeeper likes to add them XD I prefer with no mushrooms too!

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  16. You honestly got me at 'spicy'. I just love spicy food. I'll surely give this a try!

    www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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    1. Ayy *high five* I lovee spicy food too :D

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  17. This looks so delicious! Love your recipe :)

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