My oldest sister is visiting my dad for the holiday and made Awe Gai for us. She didn’t have all the ingredients and had to substitute some of the ingredients.
She used chicken drumstick since it has some fat and wouldn’t be as dry as chicken breast when cook. There’s chili peppers, galangal, lemongrass, kaffir Lime leaves, shrimp paste (you can also use padek), and cook on high heat.
She added Knorr for flavor. I think she uses Knorr in many of her dishes.
Stir well while cook.
She used crushed roasted rice.
Mixed well with chicken stock broth and add this to the pot.
Then add beans and green onion
Stir well and cover lid
She didn’t have dill and used frozen lemon basil from my dad’s garden instead, add this at the very end.
Also add the green onion leaves and more kaffir lime leaves at the end before turning off the stove. Notice that my sister torn the kaffir lime leaves to bring out the aroma and flavor.
My mom used to make this for us when I was growing up, she called it Om Gai and I think it is the same dish as Awe Gai in Lao.
You can serve this with white rice or sticky rice. Lao foods are very healthy and I hope to cook more in the future.