Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) – Thai Recipes

Get all the details for this Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) right here:

Alright everyone, I’ve been receiving some requests to post some Thai recipes, so this is my first attempt at filming and publishing a Thai street food recipe known as pad kra pao gai (ผัดกระเพราไก่), and I’m excited. When I first moved to Thailand, most of what I did was only eat, and discover all the amazing food there way. I lived in a small studio apartment without a kitchen, so I wasn’t able to do much cooking or sample the many Thai recipes I had wanted to try out. But after getting married and moving into a house, we now have a kitchen, and while normally my wife and her mother do the cooking (which is outstanding by the way), I have had a chance to make some Thai street food recipes as well.

For this Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) here are the ingredients you’ll need, but really, you should click here to see all the ingredients and directions on my website.

1 egg
2 tablespoons of oil for frying

1 chicken breast (or any other cut of boneless chicken, about 200 grams)
5 cloves of garlic
4 Thai chilies
1 tablespoon oil for frying
1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
½ teaspoon light soy sauce
½ teaspoon sugar
1 splash of dark soy sauce
1 handful of Thai holy basil leaves

1 plate of hot freshly steamed Thai jasmine rice – I also really like brown rice.

Now, the ingredients listed here for the Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) are what I used. But that being said, Thai food is very much a taste based cuisine, meaning that you really need to taste test your cooking. Don’t just assume all these measurements are correct for your taste buds – and sometimes the seasonings we use can differ a bit. So use these ingredients and cooking directions as a guide instead of as exact measurements.

Hope you enjoyed this Thai basil chicken recipe. I will be publishing a few more like this video in this series.

Thai basil chicken recipe:
Thai recipes:
Free Thai street food guide:
Eating Thai Food Guide:
Bangkok 101 Guide:

Music in this video is Opium by Igor Dvorkin

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  1. Gareth Moore says:

    Just made larb moo and pad gra poa gai this evening. Your recipes are spot on, just as good if not better than the street vendors! Thanks!

  2. I cooked it based on your recipe but without so much oil and the egg, also I only used oyster oil and soy sauce and changed the chicken breast into chopped chicken legs, in the end I added some toasted cashews as well, it tasted so well! You are a nice cook!

  3. wiener face to the left? the heck? lol

  4. You eat like a pig

  5. Barry Cook says:

    this is not Mark Wiens (lol) he tilts his head the wrong way!!!

  6. Oliver Marks says:

    Mark this was fantastic!

  7. Nou Noula says:

    Just want to thank you for this easy and amazing recipes. I don't eat spicy food so I replaced the chili with red sweet pepper and added one dried chili just for the kick. That combination of flavor is so nice and I want to cook more!❤️

  8. Khari S. says:

    Thank you for the lessons sensi!

  9. can I just use normal basil instrad of holy basil?

  10. Tried for Ramadhan just now. Awesome brooo..

  11. Khan Handgai says:

    Awesome recipe ! very simple to follow. thank you for sharing!

  12. It was very tasty!! Thx

  13. Tow Era says:

    I tried this and it tastes so good, its even better than the Thai restaurant i usually go to.

  14. yum i am going out now to buy the ingredients. I live in bali, hope I find the Thai basil!

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