Easy Thai Chicken and Rice

I’m a big fan of Thai food and all the flavorful sauces, but I often forget how easy it is to make at home. So when I recently came across a Thai chicken dish in Rachael Ray Magazine (from the new cookbook Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark), I felt inspired to give it a shot. I made a few tweaks to suit our family and am excited to share the outcome of this Easy Thai Chicken and Rice recipe with you below!

Easy Thai Chicken and Rice on 100 Days of Real Food

This recipe does call for lemongrass, which can sound intimidating, but it’s not as hard to pull off as it sounds. Lemongrass is sold in the produce section and we’ve found it at most mainstream stores. You simply trim it, remove the outer layer, and chop it up fine like you would for garlic or ginger. It adds a lot of flavor, so I would not recommend skipping it in this dish – enjoy!

Easy Thai Chicken and Rice on 100 Days of Real Food

Easy Thai Chicken & Rice

I'm a big fan of Thai food and all the flavorful sauces, so I am excited to share the outcome of this Easy Thai Chicken and Rice recipe with you!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 11 mins
Total Time: 21 mins
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Servings: 4 people


  • 1 cup brown rice jasmine or basmati, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 stalk lemongrass outer layers removed and core finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cut into thick strips (or thighs)
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro


  • In a large sauté pan (with sides and a lid), whisk together the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, lemongrass, and garlic. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the chicken and the mushrooms to the pan and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Flip over the pieces of chicken, cover the pan, and cook for 5 or 6 minutes more until the chicken is done (no longer pink) all the way through.
  • Pour the chicken mixture over the cooked rice, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve with a side of green veggies. 


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Easy Thai Chicken & Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 912mg40%
Potassium 999mg29%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Easy Thai Chicken and Rice on 100 Days of Real Food

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4 thoughts on “Easy Thai Chicken and Rice”

  1. Any ideas for subbing out the chicken? We’re not huge fans of tofu. Veggies or a certain seafood (wait, shrimp might be good!), you would recommend?

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