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.

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  1. Lumkile Tyesi January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    There’s a restaurant here in Johannesburg South Africa, Simply Asia. They
    make this. I have been buying it from them for almost 2 years now I love it
    that much. I shall make it tonight. Much gratitude

  2. Gggg January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Modes holy basil taste the same as American basil?? Thanks 

  3. Alexander Gschwend January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Hey Mark! I just cooked this dish for my family and it was fantastic! Thank
    you very much for sharing this.

    Greets from Switzerland!

  4. Marko Teofanovic January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Hey Mark Wiens, here is Markus from Wien (Vienna, Austria). Yeah, this is
    my favorite thai dish; I tried that with several sauces in a glass bought
    from an asian supermarket, but now you showed me how to do it on my own;
    thank you! Not only this made me happy, also the (for me well known) bird
    sound at 3:52 and 4:13… I felt like I am home… in prathet Thailand!
    Thanks and take care!

  5. risquecat January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Ever thought about doing a recipe cookbook from your travels? If you are, I
    want to pre-order, and don’t forget to sign it. :)

  6. Lydia paek January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Welcome to Thailand :)

  7. sofie miranda January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    That looks absolutely DELICIOUS! !! 

  8. Darryl Lobo January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    is holy basil any different from normal basil…just wondering if I can use
    it as substitute?

  9. Tengku Puteri Balqis January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I made this recipe delicious!
    thanks mark!


  10. El Duderino January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you for this thoughtful, and easy to follow video. Being an avid
    sufferer of WES (empty wallet syndrome) — thanks to eating Thai food 5
    days a week, nearly twice a day… I can appreciate learning how to cook
    some at home! I have a sincere respect for the people, food, culture,
    fighting style and mystery of Thailand. I hope to be able to visit it one
    day. Thanks again!

  11. Shariq Salahudeen January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Seems easy enough to replicate. Although i would prefer to just fry my eggs
    rather than deep fry.
    p.s. The smell of garlic being cooked away is just amazing.

  12. Michelle Mapang January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    OMG !!! The kind of dish to die for ! Thank u Mark for sharing with the
    world 🙂 I’m gonna try this!!

  13. Tuyetnhi Thach January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Omg. I loved this recipe. Made it yesterday and sooooooo good and simple. I
    didn’t have the basil, but I will buy some tonight. It’s going to be my go
    to dish on work days. 

  14. Minie Leyen January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Oh I love Thai food…we’re cooking this tonight!! For dinner…suits the
    cold weather here in Vienna!! Khapun Kha!! and oh You speak very good
    English first time I heard a Thai speaks like that and with an accent!! 

  15. Michael Büchner January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks a lot Mark! Good Job! Thats how I like this dish! It´s only hard to
    get the fresh herbs here in Germany in a small village. But today I got
    some ka praho from the Town. Cant wait to start cooking… all the best for
    you, Sven

  16. Jonathan Fleming January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Right on great video 

  17. Bargain LowPrice January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I love Thai Food,thanks for sharing! 

  18. candice koolmatrie January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I am going to cook this right now :)

  19. Muhammad Saidul Hudari January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    simple but looks yummy..

  20. Sepp derAlpendepp January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    This Recipe is so easy and sooooo good and yummy yummy … thank you
    Mark .. another great Vid

  21. mellcamp January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Lol… I like to eat

  22. Pink Ling January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    thumbs up!!

  23. Mahesh Perera January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Im frm Sri Lanka v do have lot of thai restaurents here …but this dish is
    off the hook man im gonna surprise ma wife with this dish for lunch
    today…thx for sharing …

  24. Nicolette T January 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Just cooked it for dinner tonight! I tripled the quantity to make a bigger
    serving for the family. Verdict was unanimous – SO GOOD. Thanks for the
    recipe Mark, will definitely be cooking more of this in the future.