Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai) – How to Make Spicy Basil Garlic Chicken

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45 thoughts on “Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai) – How to Make Spicy Basil Garlic Chicken”

  1. I just bought some spicy thai basil at the store today as I came across it by accident really. And tonight this recipe is suggested to me on Youtube. Talk about perfect timing, this was one of the best tasting dishes I've eaten in a while!

  2. Nope!! No shallots!!!

    And we don't chop the basil because it will give funny smell. Just throw a bunch in at the end, people can smell it from across the town.

    And you've got to be brave with the chili. This is quite a spicy dish. We use bird-eye chili peppers, roughly chopped. It's tiny but painfully hot. Signature!!

    Everything else here is pretty much accurate, except we stir fry the garlic and the chili first, then chicken, then the sauce mixture, then the basil at the end. The way you do here, the garlic and the chili won't give as much fragrant and the chicken will be a little dry.

    And you're right, we normally have this dish with fried egg on top. It's the most popular lunch menu, like your cheese burger.

  3. Hey Chef! My two cents as an Asian living in America! Wanting to cook this, I had to hunt down and investigate some substitutes, normal basil can be mixed with mint in a 1:1 ratio to yield a flavour profile more similar to holy basil. In addition, Thai basil and Birds eye chili can be found at 99 Ranch or your local Asian supermarket. The birds eye chili really makes a difference!

  4. You are an amazing chef in everything. But I am Thai and you cannot have this dish without runny fried egg. It is like having a hot dog without mustard and other relishes. No one Thai in the world eats this dish without Runny Panfried Eggs. The creaminess of the egg helps to add layers to Pad Krapoaw Gai.

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