[Recipe] Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Disney finally gave us a Southeast Asian princess! What better way to celebrate the release of Raya and The Last Dragon than to cooking some bomb Southeast Asian food?

Pad Krapow Gai (ผัดกระเพราไก่) is a super quick, easy-to-make Thai dish made with ground chicken and stir-fried in delicious, spicy brown sauce & Thai basil. This dish is best served over white rice and a fried egg!

Serves 2-3, eat with 2 cups of rice


1. 1 tbs oyster sauce

2. 1 tbs soy sauce

3. 2 tsp fish sauce

4. 1 tsp white sugar

5. 1 tsp honey

6. 1 tbs chili powder

7. 2 tbs vegetable oil

8. 1 lb ground chicken

9. 4 minced garlic cloves

10. ½ cup basil leaves


1. Mix oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, white sugar, and honey together in a bowl until well blended.

2. Heat a large skillet over high heat and drizzle vegetable oil. Add ground chicken and stir fry until it loses its raw color (2-3 mins). Stir in minced garlic.

3. Continue cooking on high heat until some of the juices start to caramelize in the bottom of the pan, add 1 tbs of chili powder, and continue to mix (2-3 mins).

4. Add sauce mixture to the skillet; cook and stir until sauce begins to caramelize (~1 min).

5. Cook and stir until it looks the sauce has absorbed into the meat. Turn off the heat.

6. Add ½ cup of basil leaves to the pan and stir until the basil is wilted.

7. Serve over a bed of rice. Enjoy!

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