Thai Chicken Fried Rice with Basil - Kao Pad Krapao

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another delicious way to enjoy fried rice, fragrant with the heady aroma of basil!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a wok or large skillet, stir-fry garlic in oil until golden; then add chilies and chicken and stir-fry until chicken is cooked.
  2. Add rice, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce, and stir-fry, mixing gently.
  3. When well mixed, add shallots, basil leaves and cilantro; cook another minute or so, and serve.
  4. If you desire, serve with lime wedges, chile sauce, fish sauce, or soy sauce at the table.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent recipe. Extremely easy to make - in fact, this was all I made for dinner. Wonderful aroma while cooking, and a great flavor. I actually used aborito rice because that's all I had, but I cooked it as rice and not risotto. Wonderful! Thanks, Sue!

This is KraPOW! A bit too spicy, so I'll cut the chilis in half next time. I only had reduced sodium soy sauce so it needed salt. But, Very good! Will definitely make this again. I think it would be great with shrimp too!
Update: I make this frequently with leftover rice. The full sodium soy sauce is a must, and I made it with shrimp this week and it was awesome!

5 5

This recipe is very versatile and works great even with substitutions. Things I did to this recipe:
I used, leftover chicken, shrimp, chopped steamed veggies, added a touch of oyster sauce, and peanut oil, used rice noodles instead of rice. Took out the spice for kids.
Served cold for pack lunches for my kids. I got rave reviews, they loved it eating it with the pair of chopsticks in each bag.