Thai Chicken Rice (Khao Mun Khai)

Thai Chicken Rice or Khao Mun Khai popular one plate dishes is a tasty Thai dish. Most we eat like a breakfast and It's always a popular choice for kids and adults. A super dish to eat on its own, this chicken rice recipe can also accompany other Thai food recipes. Enjoy!

  • 1 whole chicken (~450 grams) 
  • 5 cups jasmine rice (or long grain rice) 
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 
  • 3 pieces of ginger, peeled and crushed 
  • 1 tablespoon of salt 
  • coriander leaves (for garnishing) 
Ingredients for Thai Chicken Rice dipping sauce:
  • Boiling water in a large pot (put water just cover the chicken), also add 1 tablespoon of salt.
  • Wait until chicken is cooked, skimming the top for scum and excess fat. 
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and cut into well pieces. 
  • In a rice cooker, add 5 cups of rice (rinse if necessary). 
  • Then add chicken stock to cover the 5 cup mark. 
  • Add in the garlic and ginger, then turn on the switch to cook. 
  • Wait until the rice is cooked. 
  • While waiting for the rice, prepare the dipping sauce by mixing the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, yellow bean sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger and chile together. 
  • Stir until mixed well and transfer to a small serving cup. 
  • Serve rice with chicken pieces, dipping sauce, and fresh cucumber (sliced thinly). 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves on top before serving.


      My mother in law calls this garlic chicken, but it's very tasty.
      expatudon08 said…
      this is the best cooking blog on Thai food great work my wife does all the cooking but with all these tips and recipes I will keep coming back cheers
      expat udon thani issan Thailand
      Thai food takes a little more work but the taste is for me much better then other Asian styles with Indian coming a close second for some dishes
      Mr. Rush said…
      This was my first time cooking jasmine rice. I did not know that it would admit such a nice aroma.
      lunaticg said…
      I love chicken rice. Thank you for sharing this.
      See you around.
      Jan said…
      I would love this!
      Chicken rice is my top favourite dish ! I can eat it everyday and not get sick of it... have you try Singapore Hainanese chicken rice ? It is so yummy.... thinking of it make me drools now... LOL
      emmanuella said…
      Chicken rice are my children favorites dish. I normally add the Garlic and cilantro to the soup. why do you add it to the rice instead of the soup pls? In your recipe, you don mention the soup. Normally the chicken on rice is serve with hot yellow sauce and the soup. right? Thank you.
      Anonymous said…
      I've made this recipe for my Mother and my Brother today. It turned out soooo good. Thank You very much.