Hot Thai Kitchen – Garlic Pepper Chicken and Shrimp
My boyfriend found an awesome blog and youtube cooking channel while looking for a delicious Thai recipe to make this weekend…Hot Thai Kitchen! Pai has the best authentic Thai recipes with cooking videos to walk you through each step. He attempted, and very successfully so, the mouthwatering garlic pepper chicken (and shrimp) and it was absolutely amazing. He infused olive oil with garlic then sprinkled the leftover browned garlic on the chicken…you cannot even imagine the explosion of flavors! Click here for Pai’s Hot Thai Kitchen Garlic Pepper Chicken recipe. Here’s my paleo version of this awesome recipe!
- 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-cm cubes
- 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 10 oz. bag of spinach
- 1 tbsp Ty Ling oyster sauce (loosely paleo-friendly with some fermented soy and corn but wheat-free)
- 2 tbsp liquid aminos
- 1 tsp Red Boat fish sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp coconut palm sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 8 cilantro stems, chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, chopped
- Mix chicken with Ty Ling oyster sauce, liquid aminos, Red boat fish sauce, white pepper and black pepper.
- To make the garlic infused olive oil, place the garlic in a small pot or wok and add just enough olive oil to cover the garlic. Fry garlic over low heat until the garlic turns golden brown and the bubbling has mostly stopped, about 5 minutes. Drain garlic from oil, reserving the oil.
- In a wok, add 2 tablespoons of the garlic oil and heat over high heat. Pour a tablespoon of the remaining garlic oil into the marinated chicken and stir.
- When the oil is hot, add the chicken and coconut palm sugar and stir until chicken is cooked.
- Add shrimp for the last 2 minutes of cooking and mix in half of the fried garlic and chopped cilantro stems and remove from heat.
- Sauté spinach with olive oil and garlic and serve with the chicken and shrimp (sprinkling the remaining fried garlic all over)!