Pad Ga Pow (Stir fried basil with meat)

“Ga Pow” is the Thai word for basil. This dish is basically stir-fried basil with the meat of your choice. Just another popular and delicious Thai food.

Stir Fried Basil with Meat


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 1 cup basil leaves (or mint leaves)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns

Directions:Grind the garlic, shallots, and peppercorns into a paste. Put the paste into a medium sized skillet, and stir-fry the paste for about 15 seconds. Add in the chicken and the remaining ingredients, and stir-fry for 3 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Serve either over rice, as a meal – or by itself “Ala Carte.”

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