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15 Minute Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

This Thai basil chicken is a fast and easy Thai stir fry made with chicken, Thai basil, and vegetables! Add chilis peppers for extra spice and serve with rice and a fried egg!


  • 2 cups chicken cut into bite-size pieces; about 1 lb

  • 1 ¼ cup chopped basil

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped vegetables (onions, peppers, green beans)

  • 2 stalks of green onions

  • red and green chili peppers (optional for spice); minced


  • 2 Tablespoon liquid aminos (or soy sauce)

  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 ½ Tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic minced


Make Sauce

  1. Sauce: Add all the ingredients for the sauce together in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. 2 tablespoon soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, fish sauce, and garlic

Stir Fry

  1. Cook chicken: Heat your pan or wok over high heat and add the oil and the chicken. Stir fry until the chicken is almost cooked.

  2. Add vegetables: Next add the minced chili peppers (if using) and vegetables. Stir fry until fork tender but still crisp.

  3. Add sauce: Add the sauce and stir fry until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken. If you prefer less sauce, start with half.

  4. Add basil: Turn off the heat and toss in the basil, reserving a few leaves for garnish. The heat will soften and wilt the basil leaves. Garnish with fresh leaves and sliced peppers. Serve immediately with rice. Enjoy!

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