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Gai Phat Kaphrao

Spicy Thai stir fried chicken with holy basil. Also known as ไก่ผัดกะเพรา, Gai Pad Ka-prao.

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Rating: (1)Serves: 4Serve With: RiceCooking Method: FryEst Cost: £2.30Ready In: 30 mins Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins
MED
Energy Density
1.6kcal/g
MED
FAT
26g per serve
LOW
SATURATES
4g per serve
MED
SUGARS
28g per serve
HIGH
SALT
9.4g per serve
Free-from:
Suitable for:HalalKosherPregnant WomenQuick meals

Globally the 4th most popular Thai dish.

Preparation

  1. Mince the chicken or chop up as small as possible
  2. Blend the garlic, chillies and onions into a coarse paste
  3. Thinly slice the kaffir lime leaves
  4. Heat the oil, add the paste and lime leaves and fry for around 30 seconds
  5. Add the minced chicken and fry 2-3 mins
  6. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, and hot water and cook for another minute
  7. Turn off the heat, add the basil leaves, and stir a couple of times

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp oil
  • 900g skinless boneless chicken
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 3 hot chillies
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 ½tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tsp lime juice
  • 1tbsp palm sugar
  • Bunch Thai holy basil
  • 2 tbsp hot water

Equipment

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Food processor / blender
  • Large frying pan

Notes

The Thai holy basil is a key ingredient - other varieties of basil wont produce the same flavour. If you can't get Thai holy basil then use Thai sweet basil as the closest substitute. Other meats (e.g. beef, pork or prawns) can be substituted for the chicken.

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving size: 274g
  • (18% / 22%)   Calories: 440kcal
  • (47%)Total fat: 26g
  • (20%)   Saturated fat: 4g
  • (60%)   Unsaturated fat: 21g
  • (7%)   Cholesterol: 22mg
  •   Trans Fat: 0.0g
  • (14%)Total carbohydrates: 41g
  • (93%)   Sugars: 28g
  • (8%)   Fibre: 2g
  • (28%)Protein: 14g
  • Salts
  • (187%)   Sodium: 3.7g
  • (15%)   Potassium: 516mg
  • Minerals
  • Calcium: 14%
  • Iron: 30%
  • Zinc: 10%
  • Magnesium: 27%
  • Phosphorus: 23%
  • Copper: 0%
  • Manganese: 9%
  • Selenium: 120%
  • Fluoride: 0%
  • Cryptoxanthin: 19mg
  • Lycopene: 0%
  • Lutein: 1.5g
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A: 78µg
  • Thiamin (B1): 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2): 0%
  • Niacin (B3): 33%
  • Vitamin B5: 0%
  • Vitamin B6: 77%
  • Folate (B9): 12%
  • Vitamin B12: 0%
  • Choline: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 65%
  • Vitamin E: 27%
  • Vitamin K: 112%
  •  
  • Arginine: 1g
  • Aspartic Acid: 1g
  • Glutamate: 2g
  • Glycine: 0mg
  • Proline: 1g
  • Serine: 0mg
  • Tyrosine: 0mg
  • Alanine: 1g
  • Cystine: 0mg
  • Amino Acids
  • Histidine: 0mg
  • Isoleucine: 1g
  • Leucine: 1g
  • Methionine: 0mg
  • Phenylalanine: 1g
  • Threonine: 0mg
  • Tryptophan: 0mg
  • Valine: 1g
  • Lysine: 1g
  • Betaine: 2mg

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