Thai Basil Chicken (Easy Gai Pad Krapow)

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  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 3 chilies (Thai bird or holland, de-seeded, if desired and thinly sliced)
  • 3 shallots (thinly sliced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (or honey)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth (or water)
  • 1 bunch thai basil leaves (or holy)
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    Sodium42% DV1010mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs7% DV20g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories410Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    R 6 days ago
    It's was really quick and super simple. Added a bit of salt although the recipe didn't mention. The spice level was slightly less than what I'm used to. Next time I would add an extra chilli.
    Mayra 6 days ago
    Substituted red onions for shallots and no chilies cuz kids but tasted great!
    Amy Cloherty 9 days ago
    Delicious!! No leftovers. Couldn’t find red Chiles in grocery so got canned green Chiles and added a teaspoon. Also added shitake mushrooms and green peas. Increased siugar by teaspoon and a couple more shakes of soy sauce. Really tasty and they kids asked me to make it again.
    Adele Sparkes 9 days ago
    really tasty, i might add more veg next time but flavour was on point
    This became one of my go-to recipes! Simple and delicious; I made it for my parents and my always-critical dad said he loved everything about it.
    Aïcha C 21 days ago
    Honestly this was so good ! I put the rice in the wok aswell and stirred it all together 🤤 I added too little basil leaves though and maybe next time I will add some broccoli too.
    Amaris 22 days ago
    Wow!! So delicious and tasty
    Rene' J. 24 days ago
    Delicious and easy. Will definitely do it again. Probably wouldn’t serve ground chicken for company, but the family enjoyed it.
    Janey a month ago
    Simple and satisfying. Used cubed chicken breast rather than ground chicken because it wasn’t available at the market. Still great!! Would add cashews next time!
    Lena Uranjek a month ago
    we made it with beef and it turned out even better than with chicken
    Chance Williams a month ago
    This was so good! I mixed in some kale with the basil, and it was perfect. Just like take-out, but much more rewarding
    Danielle Whitlatch a month ago
    Came out so good!! Didn’t have Thai chili’s so I used Serrano’s. Served over riced cauliflower and steamed squash
    Vivien Chung a month ago
    Delish! I skipped the 🌶 peppers and it still turned out great. I used to make a similar dish with pork but my 9yo prefers this one.
    Lauren Wasinger a month ago
    thai basil was hard to find so i used italian basil and tarragon - still came out awesome. it's a very easy recipe and not finicky to make.
    Glory MacKinnon a month ago
    Turned out great! Followed the recipe exactly - key is to chop everything beforehand as once the pan heats up this recipe goes fast!
    Abena Akuffo-akoto a month ago
    Great! I added a dash of ginger and one haberno to turn up the heat
    Regina a month ago
    Awesome and super easy. Prepped everything ahead of time and it was so fact to cook. I used ground turkey and it tasted great! I added extra basil and it worked since it wilts up to very little. I also used onion since I had no shallots. Overall a pretty healthy meal.
    silvia p. a month ago
    very tasty !! i will do it again
    Jonathan Rothenberg 2 months ago
    Overcooked because I didn't prepare everything before hand. Once you get the train started (cooking everything on high heat) you better be ready to move fast! Have your ingredients ready to go!
    Nabeel Akram 2 months ago
    Wonderful! I made it for the first time and it turned out to be great. I prepared it for a larger group of 10 and it tasted really good and everybody liked it a lot.
    Sarah 2 months ago
    Delicious! With these recipes, we always have the conundrum of how spicy. Tonight, I left the peppers out altogether and put chili garlic sauce on mine for some heat at the end. It appears everyone was happy with dinner tonight.
    Contero 2 months ago
    this was our first recipe from this app that we've made and it was delicious! although we didn't find the chilies we substituted them with serranos instead and came out great.
    Sarah 2 months ago
    I couldn’t find chilies or ground chicken at any of my local stores, so I used jalapeños and ground turkey. Overall, I wasn’t that impressed. I was expecting a lot more flavor, but it was just a little bland for my taste, even after adding more fish sauce and soy sauce. My family (except my brother) thought it was good though. I probably won’t make this again.
    Beckarecka 2 months ago
    Tasty and fast! I used oyster sauce instead of fish sauce and plain basil from my garden
    Maggie 2 months ago
    Used about 3tbsp of red chili flakes instead of the chili’s since they don’t sell them in my grocery store, and added about 1/4 lb. of green beans as well just to get some veggies in there. Fantastic!
    Parker Griff 2 months ago
    This was great, but next time I will make more sauce so that it adds to the flavor of the rice as well
    Richonda Brown 2 months ago
    Turned great i doubled the sauce ingredients as my family loves sauce
    Lauren 2 months ago
    Such an easy and delicious recipe! I thinly chopped some chicken breasts instead of using ground chicken and it was so good.
    Conti 2 months ago
    Delicious! Simple to put together. I halved the fish sauce as I don’t love the smell. Subbed jalapeños. My children asked for seconds!
    Melani A. 2 months ago
    Turned out perfect I added more veggies and used Cauli rice