Chicken with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil | Gai Pad Nam Prik Pao | ไก่ผัดน้ำพริกเผา
byRachelonMarch 8, 2012
Have you ever made a dish that’s so wonderfully simple and delicious you wonder why it took you so long to make it?
Yeah, that’s exactly how I felt after making this one.
It’s a simple stirfry of chicken, roasted chili paste, and Thai basil. It’s actually the same stirfry as these clams with roasted chili paste and basil that the boyfriend introduced me to ages ago. I’ve always been a fan of this dish with clams, but it was mostly because of the flavors of the roasted chili paste and basil and not so much because of the clams, which are truthfully not my favorite choice of seafood.
So why did it take me so long to try to make the same dish with a meat that I love like chicken? I can’t tell you. But I can tell you that it was absolutely delicious. I definitely prefer this version to the clams. The boyfriend, however, stands by his clams.
Chicken with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil | ไก่ผัดน้ำพริกเผา