Authentic Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken also know as Pad Kra Pow Gai, is a very popular dish in Thai cuisine.  Thai cuisine has gained popularity in the last few years where we see a Thai restaurant every few miles. It is made using ground chicken and lot of basil leaves. A very quick and easy dish once you have the preparations ready.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chicken (prefer to ground at home)
  • 12-15 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6-7 red or green chilies, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp mushroom flavored soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 onion sliced, lengthwise
  • 1/2 bell pepper sliced, lengthwise (i used green & red)
  • 1/4 tsp red crushed peppers

Directions:

First ground wash and ground the chicken.  I used boneless thighs as they don't taste dry.

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Heat oil in a wok over high heat.  Add garlic and stir fry until garlic begins to brown.

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Add chicken, stirring vigorously to break it up, for about 2 minutes.

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Now add oyster sauce, fish sauce and soy sauce.  Make sure you cook it on high flame.  Mix well.

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Sprinkle the red crush peppers.  Add  the green chilies, onion, and bell pepper. Give it a stir for a couple of minutes. Do not overcook, so that the veggies are crisp.

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Switch off the gas and sprinkle the basil leaves.

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Serve hot with jasmine rice.

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Happy Cooking!!!!

 

 

 

 

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