Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

Thai Basil Chicken or Basil Beef is our favorite dish in any Thai restaurant when we are in a mood for a simple and satisfying meal. It is simply served with white steamed rice and a sunny side up egg. My favorite is always beef basil, today I decided to try it out chicken basil instead. I used chicken fillet instead of minced chicken meat as I find chicken fillet to be more satisfying. 

Below is the Pad Kaprow or Thai Basil Chicken / Beef recipe:
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium sized onion - sliced
1 inch bruised young ginger
3 green bird's eyes chilies - sliced
250gm chicken fillet
a handful of Thai Basil
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sweet soya sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
Some water
salt to taste

How to cook Pad Kaprow or Thai Basil Chicken / Beef:

1. Heat up the vegetable oil in a saucepan and sautee the onion, chilies and ginger.
2. Add in the meat, cook till simmering and add in the sauces and basil leaves.
3. Add in some water if the dish is too dry for your liking and salt to taste.


1. If you think that you need more sauce, you can increase the fish sauce to 2 tbsp, sweet soya sauce to 2 tbsp, oyster sauce to 3 tbsp.

2. If your fish sauce is the salty type, you can add in a bit more water and then balance the taste with 1/2 tbsp to 1 tbsp of sugar.

Happy trying, any inputs are welcome :)

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