Gai pad krapow – thai basil chicken

What happens when you get tired of Mexican food and you love spice? Thai food! So much flavor. Thai food is complex and flavorful AND healthy.


I cannot take credit for this recipe. Its all over in internet. I did add lime and peanuts. And I left out the sugar.

3 shallots thinly sliced

2 tablespoons canola oil

3 large garlic cloves minced

4-5 hot peppers like thai peppers or seranno

1.5 pounds ground chicken turkey or mixed

2 tablespoons low sodium soy

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1/3 cup water with 1/2 teaspoom chicken bouillon granules

2 bunches fresh thai basil

lime wedges

roasted low salt peanuts

cooked white rice


In a wok on medium heat, cook the shallots, garlic, and peppers in oil. Cook until just browned which takes 3-5 minutes.

Add the chicken or turkey. Cook until fully cooked. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, and chicken broth. Add the fresh chopped basil. Cook until liquid is absorbed.

Serve over rice with lime wedges and peanuts…. and Sriracha.