Thai Basil Chicken. My version of this classic Thai dish has spectacular taste even with regular basil instead of Thai or holy basil. The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. The recipe works best if you chop or grind your own chicken and have all ingredients prepped before you start cooking.
Thai basil chicken, better known in Thai as pad kra pao gai (ผัดกระเพราไก่ pad ka prao gai), is a contender for the most popular, and the most beloved Thai street food dish of all time. Thai cooking seems to really intimidate people which is why I'm sharing my easy Thai basil chicken recipe. This recipe is always a big hit with the family! You can have Thai Basil Chicken using 7 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Thai Basil Chicken
- You need 20 oz of chicken breast, sliced in thin strips.
- You need 2 T of fish sauce.
- You need 2 T of light soy sauce.
- Prepare 5 cloves of garlic, minced.
- It’s 1 of Serrano chile, seeded and chopped.
- You need 2 tsp of canola oil.
- It’s 3 c of fresh Thai or regular basil leaves.
It's also quite easy to make. You can easily modify it to make it as spicy or mild as you like. If your family loves Thai food, they may also love this Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce and this Shrimp Pad Thai on the Lighter Side. Add the sugar, soy sauce, and fish sauce.
Thai Basil Chicken instructions
- In a med. bowl, marinade chicken with fish and soy sauces for 10 min..
- In skillet, heat oil. Add garlic abd pepper and cook 30 seconds..
- Increase heat and add chicken. Cook until just done. Add basil and cook until wilted..
- Can be served over rice, noodles or shredded lettuce or wrapped in lettuce or tortilla..
Thai Basil Chicken is arguably the gold standard of Thai Chicken stir fries! An incredibly fast and easy Thai recipe that truly tastes just as good as you'll get at your favourite restaurant, served over jasmine rice. BONUS: No hunting down unusual ingredients! Thai Basil Chicken was worth it. It wasn't until long after I'd graduated and moved away from New Brunswick, and still long after I started cooking on my own, that I realized that I could have been making Thai Basil Chicken at home the whole time, saving myself a ton of money in both the cost of eating out and parking tickets.