Cooking Thai Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Holy Basil, Phad Ga-Praw Gai. Recipe Video

Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Holy Basil, Phad Ga-Praw Gai is a favorite for lunch time meal for the Thai people. It is usually made with minced chicken and served over rice with a hard fried egg on top.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings2
DishMain Ingredient

Recipe Story

Now you can learn to cook this dish at home using the online videos. In the 2 online videos you will be taught by Chef Chanrat Karatna, nickname Air, and his staff not only how to cook Thai Fried noodles but about the ingredients at his cooking school in Chiang Mai Thailand. Copy the recipe below then watch the Thai Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Holy Basil video and take notes.


 Cooking oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Chopped garlic2 Teaspoon
 Chopped bird's eye chilies1 Teaspoon
 Sliced chicken breast/Minced chicken breast200 Gram, skinned
 Thai fish sauce1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Soy sauce1 Tablespoon
 Oyster sauce1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Holy basil1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 497 Calories from Fat 377

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g65.7%

Saturated Fat 6.1 g30.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 36 mg

Sodium 2216.7 mg92.4%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.4 g1.6%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 20 g39.4%

Vitamin A 12.7% Vitamin C 6.2%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 5.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat wok over high heat. Add cooking oil then garlic and chilies, stir fry for a very short 15 seconds or less until fragrant. Quickly add the chicken and continue to stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add fish sauce, soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir thoroughly. Add the holy basil and stir again. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with carrot or fried holy basil leaves.

If you would like to learn how to cook Thai food from Chef Chanrat Karatna at his Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai Thailand, contact us at All Thailand Experiences.