Pad Kra Pow Gai

Sep 23, 2005 by Sebastian Motraghi | 0 Comments| Share it:   

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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken breasts ( 1 per person )
  • Basil (the more the merrier)
  • Ginger (doesn't really matter how much)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (even if you are making this dish for one person use three cloves of garlic)
  • 3 Green chillies (use more if you like hot food)
  • 2 Onions
  • A cup of chicken stock
  • Soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Fish sauce

Step 1

That's a lot of ingredients! Here are pictures of the stuff you'll need. I only used a quarter of that ginger by the way.

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Step 2

Anyway, cut up your garlic, chillies, and ginger, like this:

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Step 3

Now, put the garlic and ginger in a bowl on the side, because you're not going to use them for a while. Cut your onions as such:

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Step 4

Set the onions and chillies on the side, and cut the chicken up into small chunks. In Thailand, they use minced (that's "ground" for you Americans) chicken for this particular dish, but since I don't have the requisite equipment, I am quite happy to cut it into little bits. Anyway, I messed up a little, and didn't cut the chicken up quite as small as I'd have liked. But it was still good, eventually - this is what it looked like.

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Step 5

Anyway, put some oil in a wok, heat it up, and when it's good and hot (I use a tiny bit of onion to test) add the onions and chillis.

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Step 6

Add more oil if you need to. When the onions are a little brown around the edges, add the chicken.

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Step 7

After frying the chicken for a little while, until it's a little more white and a little less pink, add your cup of chicken stock.

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Step 8

Let the chicken simmer in the stock for a while. Eventually, it won't be pink anymore, and this is when you add a shake of soy sauce (about 1.5 tbsp I think).

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Step 9

...a BIG shake of oyster sauce (I would say about 3 tbsp)...

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Step 10

And add about 1tbsp of fish sauce: I've got to admit, I don't follow measurements when adding those three things. I've been cooking this dish long enough that the process is pretty much 100% instinctive. Besides - if you want to adjust the flavor of the food, you can test the food and add more ingredients as required.

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Step 11

So anyway, now that you've added all that stuff, it's time to add all that basil. Add loads - it reduces in size significantly.

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Step 12

Let that cook for a little while, and let the basil reduce in size. Once it's shrunk down a bit, add the garlic and ginger. Stir that in, let it cook, add extra soy/fish/oyster sauces to taste, and in a minute, it'll be ready!

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Step 13

And here is the finished Pad Krapow Gai:

Now that you have learned how to make pad kra pow gai, please be sure to view these other chicken recipes. Also, you will love these Thai recipes.

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