Thai Basil Chicken

Gai Pad Krapow ไก่ผัดใบกะเพรา

Thai Basil Chicken
Your rating: None Average: 4.8 (16 votes)
Author: tum
Date: 1-30-12
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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This is a classic staple of Thai cooking. Thai Basil Chicken or Gai Pad Krapow (ไก่ผัดใบกะเพรา) is a classic spicy Thai stir fry made with basil and chicken and served with rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 8 oz chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated on a microplane
  • 2 Tbsp minced Ginger
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 teaspoon palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoon kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. Golden Mountain Sauce
  • 1 big bunch of Thai basil leaves (stems removed)
  • 7 bird’s eye chilies (chopped and pounded with a mortar and pestle)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup scallions (optional)

Recipe Steps:

  • In a wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Stir fry the red pepper and onions until cooked half-way. Fry the garlic, chili peppers, and ginger in the olive oil over high heat. After several minutes, when the garlic starts to turn brown, toss in the chicken breast slices.
  • When the chicken meat changes color, toss in the chilies and the seasonings (fish sauce, palm sugar, golden mountain sauce, and sweet soy sauce) and continue to stir-fry until the chicken is just about cooked through.
  • Fold the basil in to mix it with the meat. Do a few quick stirs until the basil leaves are wilted and the stir fry becomes aromatic. Right before serving, stir in the white pepper and scallions.
  • Serve immediately with rice.

Serving Size: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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