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Tai Pai Chicken

Updated: 4 days ago

tai pai chicken
Tai Pai Chicken
Tai Pai Chicken

Total cooking time

35 minutes



Tai Pai Chicken is a delicious and popular Chinese dish that you can easily prepare at home. It is a stir-fried chicken dish with a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. In this dish, tender pieces of chicken are marinated in a savory sauce, stir-fried with vegetables, and served over a bed of steamed rice or noodles. To make Tai Pai Chicken, start by marinating the chicken. You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs for this dish. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and place them in a bowl. For the marinade, combine ginger garlic paste, egg, soy sauce, pepper powder, all purpose flour, corn flour and salt. Mix well and pour the marinade over the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or you can marinate it overnight in the refrigerator for more intense flavor. Once the chicken is marinated, it’s time to cook. Heat a kadai or a large skillet over high heat and add some cooking oil. When the oil is hot, add the marinated chicken and stir-fry it until it is cooked through and slightly browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside. Next, add some chopped vegetables to the pan. Traditional Tai Pai Chicken typically includes colorful vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, onions, and snap peas. Stir-fry the vegetables until they are crisp-tender, maintaining their vibrant colors and retaining a bit of crunch. Then add thai red curry paste and tamarind pulp along with red chilli sauce and tomato sauce. Thai red curry paste are readily available in shops and online platforms. Now it’s time to bring all the flavors together. Return the cooked chicken to the pan with the vegetables and stir everything together. At this point, you can adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. You can add a bit more pepper powder or tomato sauce if desired. Once everything is well combined, remove the pan from the heat and serve Tai Pai Chicken over steamed rice or noodles. Garnish it with some chopped green onions or cilantro for added freshness and flavor. The result is a delicious and satisfying meal that your family will love. Tai Pai Chicken is a versatile dish, and you can customize it based on your preferences. If you like some heat, you can add more dashes of chili sauce or crushed red pepper flakes. You can also experiment with different vegetables and add your own twist to the recipe. Tai Pai Chicken can get your dinner party off to a delicious beginning. They can be used as starters or accompaniment for Chinese rice or Noodles. In summary, Tai Pai Chicken is a flavorful stir-fried chicken dish that combines marinated chicken with a medley of colorful vegetables. It’s a versatile and delicious meal that can be easily prepared at home. So gather your ingredients, fire up your wok, and get ready to enjoy a taste of Chinese cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Ingredients for tai pai chicken

For Marinating Chicken :

  1. Boneless chicken cubes – 300g

  2. Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

  3. Soy sauce – 1 teaspoon

  4. Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  5. Egg – 1

  6. Corn flour – 1 tablespoon

  7. All purpose flour – 2 tablespoon

  8. Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

  9. Oil – to fry chicken

For preparing sauce :

  1. Oil – 2 tablespoon

  2. Finely chopped garlic- 1 1/2 teaspoon

  3. Finely chopped ginger- 1 teaspoon

  4. Green bell peppers – 4 cubes

  5. Red bell peppers – 4 cubes

  6. Yellowbell peppers – 4 cubes

  7. Spring onion, ends removed and cut into 1 inch long pieces – 2

  8. Thai red curry paste – 1 tablespoon

  9. Tamarind pulp – 1 tablespoon

  10. Tomato sauce – 1 teaspoon

  11. Red chilli sauce – 1 teaspoon

  12. Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon

  13. Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  14. Salt – to taste

Method of preparation

  1. Wash and clean the chicken pieces.

  2. Add the chicken pieces to a large mixing bowl.

  3. To the same bowl, add ginger garlic paste, soy sauce, pepper powder, egg, corn flour, all purpose flour and salt.

  4. Combine and mix well everything.

  5. Allow the marinated chicken to rest for 30 minutes.

  6. Heat oil in a kadai.

  7. After 30 minutes, fry the marinated chicken pieces in the heated oil.

  8. Keep the fried chicken pieces aside.

  9. Take a pan and add 2 tablespoon of oil (You can take the same oil used for frying chicken pieces).

  10. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic to the pan.

  11. Stir ginger and garlic till the raw smell is gone.

  12. Then add spring onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper and yellow bell pepper to it.

  13. Sauté well and add thai red curry paste to it.

  14. Add tamarind pulp, followed by red chilli sauce and tomato sauce.

  15. Add sugar. Then add salt and pepper powder, as per your taste.

  16. Sauté everything and add the fried chicken pieces which are kept aside.

  17. Cook till the chicken pieces are completely coated with the prepared sauce.

  18. Remove from the heat and serve over fried rice or noodles and enjoy!

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