AFF Thailand – Gai Pad Krapow (Thai Basil Minced Chicken)

thai basil chicken

This dish has got to be the epitome of simple fast food. I really enjoyed the flavours of this said dish and wondered why I never experimented with Thai Basil before. The basil itself tastes sweet, peppery and has a bit of a bitter aftertaste but when I added lime to it, it balanced out everything.

basil collage Source; here and here

The basil that I’m using has purple flowers on them and although you don’t eat the flowers (at least I think you don’t) they’re quite pretty to look at. Like eastern lavender plants.

thai basil chicken

I only used two chillies for this recipe because one; I’m using cili padi which is like really hot, and two; although I have quite high tolerance for spiciness, these particular chillies I had were really hot, so, it’s up to you to judge your own heat level.

thai basil chicken

Really, the best way to enjoy this dish is with plain white rice and a fried egg. Or if you’ve worked up quite an appetite, some steamed vegetables will be a great accompaniment.



I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest – Thailand,
November month hosted by Lena of Frozen Wings


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4 Responses to “AFF Thailand – Gai Pad Krapow (Thai Basil Minced Chicken)”

  1. Baby Sumo says:

    Thai basil is really easy to grow… can try planting in yr garden. A pretty useful herb.

  2. lena says:

    at one time , i used to hv lots of these basil plants growing in my garden and almost every week, i will use them to boil soup, quick soup and break an egg into it. Some use that to fry rice too. Thx for your entry again Sharon, really appreciate that 🙂

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