15-Minute Pad Krapow Gai Recipe (Thai Basil Chicken Stir-fry) Is Yum by 30Seconds Food

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15-Minute Pad Krapow Gai Recipe (Thai Basil Chicken Stir-fry) Is Yum

This pad krapow gai recipe is fast, flavorful and easy. In Thai, pad means "stir fried," krapow means "holy basil" and gai is "chicken."

This stir-fried holy basil chicken recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is just plain yum. Serve with rice. 

Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, chopped into very small pieces, or 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 - 3 fresh Thai chilies, chopped or left whole
  • 1 cup julienned Thai basil leaves
  • cooked rice, for serving


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the chicken and cook until just cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the shallots, garlic and Thai chiles. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the sauce. Cook, stirring, about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  5. Add the basil. Cook for 30 seconds. Serve over rice.

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My mouth is watering! 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
That's absolutely delicious. On the menu very soon! #yum
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