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Fried Chicken with Chilli & Basil ( Pad Kaprow Guy )


This is a simple fried dish that's quick to make and easy to prepare. Typically served with fragrant rice, prepare all the ingredients carefully first including the rice, cook it quickly then serve and eat immediately. It originates from central Thailand and is medium hot.

Ingredient , For 2 People
300 gms Chicken
3 Tablespoons Oil
4 Cloves Garlic
5 Red Thai Chillies
1 Small Onion
2 Spring Onions
A Pinch of White Pepper
1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
10 Basil leaves

Serve With
Fragrant Rice
Sliced tomatoes & sliced cucumber

1. Clean and slice chicken into small bite sized pieces.
2. Peel and chop garlic and chillies finely, an electric blender is best but hand chopping is sufficient.
3. Chop the onion into slices.
4. Chop the spring onion into short 2-3cm strips.
5. Put oil in the frying pan and put it on a high heat. The pan should be hot before adding the ingredients.
6. Fry garlic and chilli for a few seconds to bring out the smell of the garlic.
7. Add the chicken pieces, together with all the remaining ingredients except the basil.
8. Stir until the chicken is cooked, then take it off the heat.
9. Add the basil.

It is common in Thailand to add a fried egg, sunny side up, ontop of the dish.

Comments (7)

Christian H:

Thanks for this nice recipe. I've just tried in out and had a delicious meal.


Why do I see sweet red peppers in the picture, but not in the ingredients list?

Those are sliced open big red chillies


Thanks for a wonderful recipe. I made it last night to rave reviews from my boyfriend. I check out your website every day, and always mention it to friends who love to cook. Thanks again!

Nick H:

So pleased to find this recipe as its my favourite dish from Thailand (except maybe Chicken Green Curry)! So quick, simple, tasty and most importantly - spicy! Thanks again Appon :)

Cath Collins:


Great recipe. I love thai food and am so glad to have discovered your site. I made this recipe last night for my italian boyfriend, tentative with thai food, he loved it too!


Thanks for my fave thai dish. Went to Thailand for my honeymoon last year and have been looking for a good authentic recipe ever since.


Wow .. Thank you soo much for this recipe. Used to always eat this at the local thai restaurant :-) .. Gonna definitely try this one out.

How much time does the chicken usually take to cook ?

[Appon] It depends on the size of the chicken pieces and heat of the pan! If you think they are cooked, break a piece open and take a look inside and see.

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