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Thai Chicken Fried Rice with Basil - Kao Pad Krapao*



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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Thai red chili pepper
  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups cold cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1/3 cup Thai holy basil (regular basil ok)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


Servings 2
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

In a wok or large skillet, stir-fry garlic in oil until golden; then add chilies and chicken and stir-fry until chicken is cooked.
Add rice, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce, and stir-fry, mixing gently.
When well mixed, add shallots, basil leaves and cilantro; cook another minute or so, and serve.
If you desire, serve with lime wedges, chile sauce, fish sauce, or soy sauce at the table.

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