Kra Prao Gai
Kra Prao Gai

Kra Prao Gai

You may remember that during my last trip to Thailand I took part in a Thai cooking class. Today I am sharing a recipe from that class with you. It is a simple, quick dish, which can be prepared, and ready for devouring in ten minutes. Best of all it tastes of all those delicious Thai flavours I fell in love with during our last getaway.

Thai Cooking

Thai Cooking

But with the gift of this recipe comes a confession. Whilst you are salivating over this recipe I am back in Thailand! I missed the food and the atmosphere so much that I just had to make a return trip!

Yep, I just couldn’t stay away.

Thai Chicken Larb

Thai Chicken Larb

This time, instead of the hustle and bustle of Phuket and Patong Beach we have made our way from Phuket to the island of Koh Samui six hours and a ferry ride away. How did we make this overland trek across Thailand with a 6 & 8 year old? I will be updating you every couple of days with stories from our trip so stay tuned to hear more.

Thai Chicken Stirfry

Thai Chicken Stirfry

In the meantime please share a bowl of Kra Prao Gai with me.

Kra Prao Gai
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Thailand
Author: Julie
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Serves: 4
This is an authentic Thai dish which is quick and easy to prepare.
  • 1 Tbs Oil
  • 500gm minced chicken
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 small chilli sliced
  • 2 shallots chopped in 1inch pieces
  • 10Thai basil leaves
  • 2 lg mild chilli sliced
  • 1 Tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbs fish sauce
  • 1/2 Tbs black soy sauce (sweet)
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1/4 chicken stock
  • 1/2 green beans chopped
  • 3 kaiffir lime leaves shredded
  • 1 lime wedge
  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry garlic and chilli until fragrant.
  2. Add the mince to the pan and fry until cooked.
  3. Place all the sauces, stock ad sugar into the chicken mixture and simmer with the green beans until the beans are cooked to your liking.
  4. Add half the shredded kaffir lime leaves to the mixture and the chopped Thai basil.
  5. Place the Kra Prao Gai in a serving bowl and garnish with remaining lime leaves.
  6. Add a squeeze of lime if desired.

As with all Thai dishes, everything is to taste. If you like salty, add a little more fish sauce, if you like sour, the squeeze of lime will add that flavour. I enjoy a little heat in my Thai dishes so I usually kick up the chilli count.

Thai Chicken

Thai Chicken

So please take a journey through Thailand with me readers. If you have any “must do” suggestions feel free to let me know in the comment section below.

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  1. Lovely dish! Such terrific flavor. I’ve never been to Thailand, and would love to visit it someday. Mainly for the food – Thai food is so terrific – but also because it’s such a pretty place. Anyway, good stuff – thanks.

  2. Well done, that looks really good. It’s much better with rice though.

  3. I hope you are having a super time away! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  4. Fabulous meal! Lovely combination of great flavours.
    🙂 Mandy xo
    PS. I am so sorry to be a royal pain about this but I still cannot subscribe to your blog. The RSS feed just opens up a whole lot of “binary” – if memory serves, I emailed it to you before. I would love to be able to subscribe via email if you could help out. Thanks. xo

  5. Hehe you’re a woman after my own heart going back! I felt the same way after our recent trip. I just wanted to go back! 😀

  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Julie. Your recipe does seem do-able and a great crowd pleaser =)

  7. Koh Samui is a lovely place and love all the traditional flavors in this dish. Where did you take your cooking lesson? We went there last February as a family. However, I brought along my teenagers and not a 6 and 8 year old. There are so many things to do with the kids there but it is the long plane ride that might do me in with the young ones. Take Care, BAM

  8. Yum this sounds so delicious. And everyone loves a 10-minute recipe!

  9. Julie, This looks like such an amazing dish! My mouth is watering — can’t wait to give it a try.

  10. I am drooling because as I was reading that recipe list, I could totally imagine what the flavours would be like in my mouth. Really love how simple it is! 🙂

  11. What a terrific entree, Julie! I’m pinning it so I can make it soon. And lucky you…back in Thailand!!!

  12. I’ve never been to Thailand but your photos of the food are most tempting. 🙂

  13. How fun that you’ve already made a return visit! Looking forward to reading more. The Kra Prao Gai looks delicious! I like a little heat too.

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync. 🙂

  14. This looks so fresh it is nearly jumping off the screen at me. You’ve definitely picked up some authentic cooking tips – what a dish!

  15. Oh lovely indeed, such perfect flavours. I’m so jealous you’re going back so soon, you lucky thing you! X

  16. What a gorgeous Thai chicken dish, Julie! Thai cuisine is one of my favorite. I will have to try this dish sometime.

  17. Thai Classes! That sounds wonderful Julie. I love these flavours and what makes it better is that it uses chicken mince which I find really convenient. Your dish looks stunning!

  18. Haha..your hilarious! It’s something everyone wants to do but never does. Well done! This dish is making me hungry! 🙂

  19. Looks lovely, and yes, quite manageable… would do for me and teens nicely. Happy travels and look forward to your travel tales.

  20. Have a great time – some friends of mine have been to Thailand – I’d like to go some day… I hope you’ll share some cool photos 🙂

  21. Love thai dishes 🙂 Don’t think I’ve had this before though hehe looks and i bet smells amazing!

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