Garlic and Pepper Chicken (gai pad gratiem prik thai)

Learn how to cook Garlic and Pepper Chicken (Gai Pad Gratiem Prik Thai) A Authentic Thai meal

Garlic and Pepper Chicken is one of the most easiest and quickest Thai meals to cook in my opinion. It is a very popular dish in Thailand and you can use any meat, beef, pork, shrimp etc.


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Garlic and Pepper Chicken (gai pad gratiem prik thai)
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 2-3
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves
  • Grounded Black Pepper (Tastes better with black pepper corns)
  • Coriander (for optional garnish)
  • 4-6 Table Spoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Table Spoons Fish Sauce
  • 2 Table Spoons Soya Sauce
  • 2 Table Spoons Oyster Sauce
  1. Finely chop 8-10 garlic gloves, depending on how much garlic you prefer.
  2. Beat 2 -3 table spoons of black pepper using a pestle mortar, or any method suitable for you.
  3. Dice the chicken into nice small chunks.
  4. Place the diced chicken into a suitable sized bowl, then add ¼ of the chopped garlic and all of the black pepper.
  5. Add the Fish, Soya & Oyster sauce. Make sure all the ingredients are properly mixed together, and leave for 10-15 minutes (optional to allow the chicken to absorb all the flavors).
  6. Add 2 table spoons of vegetable oil to a frying pan, and lightly fry the rest of the garlic (note: this step is optional it adds a crunchy texture to the meal). Once the garlic is a golden brown colour. Place the fried garlic to one side in a dish or suitable container.
  7. Add 4 table spoons of vegetable oil to a frying pan, the trick to cooking this perfect is to use a very high heat otherwise it will NOT taste good.
  8. Add the chicken, garlic, black pepper etc. To the frying pan, keep string until the chicken has turned golden-brown colour.
  9. Garnish with Coriander (optional) and serve with rice and enjoy!

Garlic & Black Pepper Chicken Thai Recipe


  1. Mary says

    Wow! I love this dish I used to eat it all the time when I was traveling in Thailand. Thank you so much I will use this recipe in the week and let you know how I get on 🙂


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