Thai Chicken Biryani (Kao Mok Gai) ข้าวหมกไก่- Hot Thai Kitchen!

Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016

In my previous “Top 5 Rice Dishes in Thailand” video, I took you all over Bangkok to explore the delicious, must-try rice dishes. This recipe was the first one on the list! Kao mok gai is the Thai version of chicken biryani, and though there are a lot of ingredients here, if you split the work and marinade the chicken one day in advance, the rest is really straight forward, and your chicken will taste better!

If you want to make this recipe again in the future, I highly suggest making a big batch of the spice blend and keep it in your pantry, it’ll help shorten the process significantly next time.

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Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at