Thai basil spicy chicken

Ingredients

  • 6-7 bird eye chilies
  • 3 small shallots
  • 5 big garlic cloves
  • 50 gms Thai basil leaves
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 350 gms minced chicken
  • 2 tbsp oil + 1 cup oil (for frying egg)
  • 1 egg

Kitchen Tools

  • Chef’s knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl(small, medium)
  • Pan
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Wooden spoon

Popularly known as Pad Gai Krapow, This is an amazing Thai street food. This is a real spicy dish.I always go for this one when I have a craving for something hot. Having said that,  I prepare this for my little one without any chili and with the same ingredient. It turns out great and she loves it. So the spice level is totally your own preference. Though I prefer the Thai basil or Holy basil for this recipe, you can use the sweet basil as an alternative. I recommend cooking this at a very high heat which means you need to keep your ingredients ready.

Chili, garlic, and shallots

Chop the shallots

Roughly chop the garlic and chilies

Use mortar and pestle or a food processor and make into a rough paste.

Thai basil – The more you use, the better it is.

You can use the breast meat but the thigh meat is more flavourful. I always mince the meat myself. This way, you can control the size of the meat. I prefer them a bit chunky.

Take a bowl and mix all the sauces in one. Keep all ingredients ready.

Put 2 tbsp oil in high heat.

Put shallots and stir for 30 seconds.

Put chilies and garlic.

Stir them well till they cooperate.  This may take just 30 seconds as it’s on high heat.

Add the minced chicken. Cook for 7-8 minutes.

Add the sauce and cook for another 2 minutes.

Put the basil, stir them well and turn off the heat simultaneously.

Put aside in a bowl with white rice. You can serve just like this but I prefer the traditional way with the next step of adding fried egg on top.

Put 1 cup of oil. I know this is a lot of oil but you need to deep fry this egg.

Drop the egg into the hot oil. Try to splash hot oil on top of the egg.

Cook till the edges turn light golden brown. Remove the fried egg.

Allow excess oil to drain on the paper towel.

Put the fried egg on top of the rice.

Now, You can serve.

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Thai basil chicken
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6-7 bird eye chilies
  • 3 small shallots
  • 5 big garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Thai basil
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 350 gms minced chicken
  • 2 tbsp oil + 1 cup oil (for frying egg)
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Chop the shallots
  2. Roughly chop the garlic and chilies
  3. Make into a rough paste.
  4. Take a bowl and mix all the sauces in one.
  5. Keep all ingredients ready.
  6. Put 2 tbsp oil in high heat.
  7. Put shallots and stir for 30 seconds.
  8. Put chilies and garlic.
  9. Stir them well till they cooperate.
  10. Add the minced chicken.
  11. Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  12. Add the sauce
  13. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  14. Put the basil
  15. Stir them well and turn off the heat simultaneously.
  16. Put aside in a bowl with white rice.
  17. Put 1 cup of oil.
  18. Drop the egg into the hot oil.
  19. Try to splash hot oil on top of the egg.
  20. Cook till the edges turn light golden brown.
  21. Remove the fried egg.
  22. Allow excess oil to drain on the paper towel.
  23. Put the fried egg on top of the rice.
  24. Serve

3 comments

  1. Good work keep it up love it

  2. Nice articles thanks for sharing this awesome recipes

  3. Nene,
    Nga atoiba thongbagi recipe kha takpirkpa yagadra..? Yaragadi blog cda upload twbirko.

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