Thai On A Thursday: Thai Basil Chicken

1 month ago

Lean how to cook this tasty, authentic Thai street food dish!


Pad Ka Pow (Thai Basil Chicken)

Makes 2-3 servings

5 cloves Garlic, peeled

4 Bird’s eye chilies (siling labuyo)

1 Tbsp Cooking oil

200g Ground chicken

1 tsp Oyster sauce

½ tsp Light soy sauce

½ tsp Sugar

*Splash of dark soy sauce

1 Tomato, diced

1 White onion, chopped

*Thai holy basil leaves

*Steamed rice, for serving

*Fried egg, for serving

  1. Pound the garlic and chilies using a mortar and pestle to bring out the oils and flavors. Set aside.
  2. Heat a wok on high heat, and add a tablespoon of cooking oil to the pan.When the oil is hot, add the chilies and garlic. Stir-fry for about 20 seconds until fragrant. Be careful not to let garlic burn. 
  3. Toss in the ground chicken. Keep stir frying continuously until chicken until is cooked through. If it starts to get dry, add a splash of water.
  4. Mix in oyster sauce, light soy sauce, sugar, and dark soy sauce. Keep stir-frying for another 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and onions.
  5. Grab a handful of holy basil and toss it into the pan. Fold it into the chicken, and then immediately turn off the heat. Transfer to a plate and serve with rice and fried egg.
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