Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Stir fried chicken with hot basil. From a Thai cooking class by Meera Freeman.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound the garlic and chili in a mortar until crushed.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the crushed chili and garlic for a few seconds.
  3. Add the chicken and stir fry until it begins to lose its raw, pink colour.
  4. Add the sugar, fish sauce and soy sauce and stir to blend.
  5. As soon as the chicken is cooked through, add the basil leaves and stir them through the chicken until they are wilted. Serve with steamed rice.


Most Helpful

This was pretty good! I was lucky enough to have the hot basil growing outside in my herb garden. Instead of serving this with rice, I opted to put some on pieces of iceberg lettuce and drizzle the meat with sriracha sauce and eat like lettuce wraps. I do think the flavor of the meat would benefit with the addition of more basil, and also lime juice. But overall, very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing! ~Sue

Sue Lau September 08, 2008

I had no luck finding the hot basil, and even had a hard time finding thai basil, but eventually did and substituted that instead. Great recipe for a quick weeknight meal.

Sarah July 30, 2007

I think when you cook something that has an ingredient in its title (Bai Grapow) you really need to use that ingredient to make a fair rating! This was a tasty and easy stirfry, which my hubby and I enjoyed, but I had to use plain Thai Basil which just didn't have the flavour that I have experienced at my favourite Thai restaurant. I plan to grow some Bai Grapow in my herb garden this year, and will definitely try again!

Gingernut July 29, 2007

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