Stir-Fry Ground Turkey with Basil

Stir-Fry Ground Turkey with Basil

This dish is traditionally made with ground pork or ground chicken.  But this recipe calls for a healthier version with ground turkey.  Hands down Pad Kra Pow (Thai name for this dish) is my FAVORITE Thai dish!  You best believe anytime I eat out, I always order the Kra PAO!  


Stir-Fry Ground Turkey with Basil

: 2-3
: 10 min
: 20 min
: Easy

A Thai staple and good for any night of the week.


  • 1 lb ground turkey (You can substitute with any kind of protein. You can use beef, chicken, pork is yummy too and or seafood)
  • 1/4 cup water or stock
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce (can substitute with soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Thai chiles, each sliced diagonally in 1/2
  • 1/2 cup yellow, red or green bell peppers (optional), sliced
  • 1/4 cup holy basil or Thai basil leaves
  • Step 1 Heat oil in wok or sauce pan.  Add garlic and Thai chiles.  Stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Step 2 Add ground turkey and water.  Stir-fry turkey until half way cooked.
  • Step 3 Add oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and bell peppers.  Stir-fry until meat is cooked.  Once turkey is cooked, turn off heat.  Add holy basil and mix ingredients together.
  • Step 4 Serve hot with white or brown rice.  Optional to top off with fried egg.









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