Fried Chicken Knuckles

En Gai Tod


Serves 4 Cooks in 5 minutes Difficulty EASY

This is a classic Thai snack. As always with Thai cooking we use everything, nothing goes to waste. The “knuckles” of a chicken make a delicious and crunchy snack, packed full of flavour.

A super simple snack with a crunch. The crunchy sensation with the slight hit of soy and sesame go great with a cold beer. Kids love these too, with a simple tomato sauce.

En Gai Tod can be enjoyed as it comes, or serve with fresh coriander and cucumber. My last blog was an awesome Myanmar Style Tea Leaf Salad. This and En Gai Tod and my are great snacks for any occasion.

You can learn this dish plus many more at my Khao Lak Thai Cooking Class.


  • 0.5 kg chicken knuckles
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp chicken stock
  • 10 tbsp crispy/tempura flour
  • 1 cup oil for frying


  1. Mix the packet all of the ingredients in a bowl and leave in the fridge for one hour.
  2. Divide into two halves.
  3. Heat the oil and fry the first batch, stirring to stop the chicken sticking together and allow even cooking.
  4. Fry until a nice even golden colour.
  5. Remove and drain.
  6. Repeat for second batch.

To Serve

Serve on a plate or in a bowl with spring onion and chilli, alongside dipping sauce or with a cold beer. Eat straight away whilst hot and crispy.

Hope you enjoy my En Gai Tod by Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.