Thai Holy Basil Chicken Stir Fry (Gai Pad Bai Gaprow)


  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast (ground chicken works well too)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced into thick pieces
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 small red or green Thai (bird) chilies or Serrano chilies, or to taste, seeded (or not) and minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish or oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh holy basil leaves or Asian basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or to taste


  1. Cut chicken into thin strips.
  2. Heat Ninja 3-in-1 to STOVE TOP HIGH. Add oil. Let the Ninja get good and hot.
  3. Add chicken and cook until done. Add garlic, onions and the rest of the vegetables (except basil) and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add broth, fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce and black pepper.
  5. Set Ninja to STOVE TOP LOW and let it simmer for 30 minutes until all the flavors come together.
  6. In the last 5 minutes add the basil. Stir in the lime juice.

Looks to be done.


Serve with Jasmine or Basmati rice.


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Categories: Poultry

2 Comments on “Thai Holy Basil Chicken Stir Fry (Gai Pad Bai Gaprow)”

  1. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Nice platting there Mrs. B. Hmmm, I’ve never made basmati nor jasmine rice before. I was just thinking about what’s for dinner tonight and I may try that! ALOHA!

    • Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Have you tried the rice now? I almost always use jasmine for my fried rice now.

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