Chicken with Fresh Basil

Gai Paht Bai Graprao

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Quick & Easy Thai

Quick & Easy Thai

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2004

  • About

This is my husband Will’s favorite Thai dish, perhaps because he encountered it in a small cafe overlooking the Kwae River during his first journey to Thailand. Restaurant cooks make it with minced chicken, beef, or pork, hand-chopping the meat with a heavy cleaver just before cooking. Chopping the meat provides maximum surface area to absorb the spectacular combination of hot green chilies, garlic, and holy basil (bai graprao), a pungent, peppery herb. Try this using ground meat from the g