Keto Thai basil chicken

Keto Thai basil chicken

Thai basil chicken or pad krapow gai is one of the most popular street foods in Thailand. A simple stir-fry of chicken with chilies, garlic, shallots, and fresh basil. It’s normally served with rice and a fried egg. In this keto version by Sahil Makhija, it's served with cauliflower rice or lettuce cups. It’s an incredibly flavorful dish and will definitely spice up your keto meals.

Keto Thai basil chicken

Thai basil chicken or pad krapow gai is one of the most popular street foods in Thailand. A simple stir-fry of chicken with chilies, garlic, shallots, and fresh basil. It’s normally served with rice and a fried egg. In this keto version by Sahil Makhija, it's served with cauliflower rice or lettuce cups. It’s an incredibly flavorful dish and will definitely spice up your keto meals.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 1 oz. (2¾ tbsp) 28 g (40 ml) shallotshallots or pearl onionpearl onions
  • 2 2 red chili pepper, choppedred chili peppers, chopped
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ground chicken
  • 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground white pepper, ground
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 oz. 28 g fresh Thai basil leaves
  • 4 4 large egglarge eggs
  • 8 8 butterhead lettuce leaves
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Instructions

    Basil chicken

  1. With a mortar and pestle, grind together the garlic, shallots, and red chilies. You can also finely chop them or mix them roughly in a food processor.
  2. Heat 2/3 of the coconut oil in a wok, and once it's nice and hot, fry up the ground garlic, shallots, and chilies.
  3. Once the garlic starts to brown, add the ground chicken and cook. Keep stirring the mixture and break up the chicken so that it doesn't clump together.
  4. Add the soy sauce and fish sauce. Season with white pepper and salt.
  5. Once the chicken starts releasing its liquid, cook until the sauce is almost dried out.
  6. Turn off the heat and add the fresh basil. Mix well, until the basil wilts down.
  7. Fried egg

  8. Heat the rest of the oil in a pan on high heat. Crack the egg into the pan and cook until the edges turn nice and crispy. Season with salt.
  9. Serve the basil chicken in lettuce cups, topped with a deep-fried egg.

Diet Doctor’s recipe team has slightly adjusted this recipe to follow our guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe in Sahil's cookbook, "Keto Life".

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