Pad Ga-Prao Gai

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Pad Ga-Prao Gai (literally, stir-fry chicken with Holly basil)

This dish is very common, well-known and popular one dish meal food, and also known as street vendor food. People in Thailand eat this dish as a breakfast, lunch and supper, especially in Bangkok. Bangkok is the center of almost everything – economics and education. Many people, who are, from upcountry, staying away from family and living alone in Bangkok for universities or work, rely on one dish meal food as it is cheaper and easier than cooking at home.

The popular Pad Ga-Prao is with chicken or pork. It is served with steamed rice and commonly comes with a fried egg cooked over-easy and few slices of cucumber to complete a one dish meal.

* If Holly basil is not available, sweet basil or Thai basil can be replaced. 

Preparing and cooking time 30 minutes
Serve 3 – 4     
**** Very hot


2                          Boneless and skinless chicken breast (medium size) about 320 – 350g., chopped into small piece but not ground.
2   cloves             Garlic, crushed
1   tsp                   Soy Sauce
 16 tsp                   Salt
(Marinate chicken with all ingredients above)
1   cup                  Snake beans or green beans, cut into ¾ inch long.
½                          Onion, cut into ½ inch thick, lengthwish.
50 – 60g               Holy basil (this weight including stems, it's about 1 ½ cup packed leaves)
5                           Fresh Thai chillies (Prik Kee Noo), finely chopped.
2    tbsp                Chilli paste with soya bean oil or Nam Phrik Phao (contain shrimp)
1    tbsp                Soy sauce
4 - 5 tbsp              Vegetable oil
4 – 5 tbsp             water


  1. Marinate chicken with garlic, soy sauce and salt.
  2. Set the heat at medium high with a steel wok and add 3 tbsp oil, until the wok is hot.
  3. Add marinated chicken. Break the chicken with the spade of frying pan and stir-fry until chicken is cooked and separated to be pieces, add the rest of oil if the chicken is too dry.
  4. Add chilli paste, and mix well. Add Snake beans or green beans and onion, stir-fry for 1- 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, chilli, and mix well until vegetables are cooked but firm. During this process add water 1 -2 tbsp at a time.
  5. Add Holly basil and mix well. Stir-fry until basil is wilted.
  6. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.