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:
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  1. Kasun Abeywickrama

    Following you always i try your food

  2. Amazing Grace

    love this..will try cooking hehe thanks Mark

  3. I cooked this dish with beef today but skimped on the basil. Didn't taste great! I'll try your recipe next time. Cheers

  4. Subscribed 🙂 it was the look on your face when you took the first bite :)))

  5. Simple but delicious, love it !!!

  6. Henry Pimentel

    Really amazing video, I love it.

  7. Jahbless Angelina

    So good this is one of MY fave Food ❤️ wow miss thailand when i See Ur Food

  8. Anna Legaspi

    Reason why I’m growing a basil plant lol

  9. Victor Börjesson

    1 tablespoon of oil on TV/YT = 3-4tbs in real life xD
    Good vid tho!

  10. IAmSopannary

    Mmm looks delicious

  11. Jonard Conferso

    nice bodybuilding meal right there

  12. God Hates Us All

    Oh that looks so good

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  14. Hey man I love the way you explained it but you forgot to add salt and pepper

  15. Bradley Pelling

    A friend introduced me to this dish in Thailand and i couldn't believe how delicious it was, i forgot to ask him the name of the dish and couldn't find it again for years, it wasn't until i saw this video that i discovered it again, thank you Mark i now cook this myself on a regular basis.

  16. Thanks

  17. Katelynn Lee

    😂😂😂😂 The only reason I cook is of course is to eat.

  18. Gabor Huzvar

    Ohhh, you make my day ,and helped me saving 40 THB , oh sorry
    whit the fried egg on top
    saved exactly 50 THB, for a small Leo beer on a stone table. 😉😉😂🤣🍺

  19. Nadeem Arman

    Hi Mark,
    Can I use regular Thai basil instead?
    Since my local store never seems to have holy basil.

  20. Farhan Sadique

    "the only reason i cook, is of course to eat…"