Gai Pad Khing is a simple stir-fry of sliced chicken, ginger, garlic, and onions. The ingredients are few, but the flavors are bold and boost great health benefits. Ginger delivers heat and flavor without any peppers or chili’s. Instead you get a comforting, fragrant dish that’s healthy and quick to make.
Traditional Gai Pad Khing, uses quite a bit of soy sauce and oyster sauce. This gives it a dark color and salty taste. In an effort to make this dish healthier while still embracing its authenticity, I replaced the soy sauce with Coconut Aminos, and used just enough Mushroom Sauce and fish sauce to give it the salty umami flavor. The best part is that you can find all these ingredients at your local grocery store. If you can’t find the mushroom sauce, then you can use oyster sauce, which is more common. I just prefer the taste of the mushroom sauce. Also if you are watching your sodium intake or sensitive to soy, then Coconut Aminos are the perfect substitute for soy sauce. It has up to 75% less of the sodium than regular soy sauce, and still delivers great flavor.
As with any stir-fry, have all the ingredients prepped and the sauce combined before you start cooking. There’s less than 10 minutes of actually cooking time, so you need to have everything ready and set to the side for quick access. If you prefer more veggies, you can definitely customize the dish to your liking. I’ve seen Gai Pad Khing with mushrooms, bell peppers, green beans, or whatever you have in the fridge will work. Make this dish low-carb and serve it with cauliflower rice for an even healthier option.