Chicken with Basil | Pad Ka Pao Gai Recipe
1tbs. of Taste Nirvana’s Premium Fish sauce
1 tbs. of Taste Nirvana’s Oyster sauce
2 tbs. of Vegetable oil
1/2 a lb of Ground chicken
2~3 pieces of Thai chilli – pounded (if you like hot, slice them)
25 g. Thai basil leaves
2~3 pc. of Garlic – chop them in small pieces
3 pc. of pimento (any color is fine)- slice them.
2 fried eggs- make sure yolks are still liquid
For garnish: 50 g. deep fried basil leaves
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Step 1 : Preparation – Pre-cook some ingredients
Cook 2 fried eggs. Make sure the yolks remain soft.
Chop Thai Chili in 1 inch pieces. Keep the piece big enough to remove from the dish later.
Deep fry some basil leaves to make the texture crispy.
Step 2 : Start Cooking
Heat vegetable oil in a wok over high heat.
Add the Chopped Thai Chlli
Add the garlic
Stir slightly to add some color and bring the aroma
Add sliced pimento and stir for a few seconds
Add the grounded chicken. When you stir the chicken, don’t break them down too much. Keep them in chunky pieces.
Cook for a few seconds. You will begin to see some water come out of the meat
Add Taste Nirvana’s premium fish sauce
Add Pantai Oyster Sauce
And add basil leaves ….. stir lightly and finish. (don’t cook the leaves too long or they will become soggy)
Step 3 : Serve
Place some rice on a plate.
Scoop finished chicken basil over the rice.
Add deep fried basil leaves on top.
Add fried egg on top.
Congratulations! You just made Chicken with Basil (Pad Ka Pao Gai)! This is a very simple and greatly common home dish in Thailand!