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thai holy basil chicken or pad kraprao gai in a white bowl
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5 from 15 votes

Thai Holy Basil Chicken | Pad Kaprao Gai Recipe

A quick and easy spicy Thai stir-fry. Delicious and filling over rice!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Nart


  • ¼ teaspoon white peppercorns
  • 7 cloves garlic peeled
  • 6 chilies
  • 270 grams chicken sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup holy basil leaves


  • In a mortar, pound the white peppercorns, garlic and chilies with a pestle.
  • Heat cooking oil in a wok over medium heat and stir-fry the garlic and chili paste until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken and season with soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar.
  • Turn off the heat when the chicken is done and stir in the holy basil leaves.