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Spicy Holy Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Spicy Holy Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai) is a delicious dish of minced chicken with spicy Thai chili peppers and Thai Holy Basil served with Jasmine rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 191kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 5 cloves Garlic
    peeled and minced
  • 4 Thai Bird Chili Peppers or so lightly crushed and 1 chopped finely or per your desired heat level.
  • 1 pound Chicken (minced with cleavers or minced chicken)
  • 2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
    or sugar alternative of choice
  • 1.5 cups Thai Holy Basil
    (stems removed and leaves whole)- if cannot find Holy basil substitute with a basil you can find at your market and adjust the spices accordingly.
  • 4 cups Jasmine rice cooked

Instructions

  • In a wok/ frying pan, add your oil, garlic and chili peppers and stir fry until aromatic. Add your minced chicken and fry until no longer pink and golden.
  • Mix your oyster sauce, fish sauce, water and sugar or sugar alternative in a bowl and add to your chicken mixture in the wok, add your 1 chopped Thai bird chili and chopped onion and stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Add whole Thai Holy basil to the chicken mixture and stirfry just until it begins to wilt. (You can also reserve a few Thai Holy Basil Leaves and deep fry them if you wish- not required)
  • Serve Spicy Holy Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai) with cooked Jasmine Rice. Garnish with extra basil leaves and chili, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

If you cannot find Holy Basil at the Asian Market near you, feel free to substitute with Mediterranean basil or even Thai Sweet Basil for the Holy Basil. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg