Boiled Chicken (Thit Ga)
Boiled Chicken (Thit Ga)
A simple and healthy boiled chicken that can be easily paired with any dish!
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Boiling
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield 6 servings
  • 1 chicken (whole)
  • 4 Tbsp ginger, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp peppercorn
  • 1 Tbsp rock salt
  • Water, enough to fill pot
  1. Prepare the chicken:
  2. Remove any giblets, and rinse the chicken before boiling it
  1. Boil the chicken:
  2. Place the chicken in a large pot with crushed ginger, 1 Tbsp peppercorns and 1 Tbsp rock salt, then add a sufficient amount of water to fully submerge the chicken
  3. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle boil and cook for about 90 minutes. Remove the chicken and leave to cool
  1. Serve the chicken:
  2. You may shred or chop the meat then serve
  1. Chef's Tips:
  2. This is a Thai style of preparing chicken for dishes such as khao man gai or chicken rice
  3. In Singapore, Malaysia and some parts of China, the boiled chicken is submerged in an ice bath. This stops the cooking process, locks in the juices and gives the chicken skin better texture
  4. Giblets means the liver, heart, gizzard, and neck of a chicken or other fowl

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