• Chicken Laap

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Chicken Laap


Gourmet, September 1999


Active time: 45 min Start to finish: 1 3/4 hr


Serves 4.

Active time: 35 min. Start to finish: 35 min.
4 tbsps raw Thai glutinous rice
1 lb. skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 tsps vegetable oil
1/4 cup minced scallion
1/4 cup fresh mint
3 tbsps coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
3 tbsps f

Cooking Instructions
Step 1 Cook rice in a dry small heavy skillet over moderately high heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes (rice will smoke). Grind to a coarse powder in an electric coffee/spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle.
Step 2 Thinly slice chicken crosswise and cut slices into thin strips. Season chicken with salt. Heat oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking, then stir-fry chicken until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove chicken from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons rice powder, reserving remainder for another use. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
Step 3 Mound chicken on a platter and serve with a basket or bowl of sticky rice and plate of herbs, tomato, and cucumber.