Thai Chilli Basil Chicken

Thai Chilli Basil Chicken

Recipe video above. Right off the streets of Thailand, made on your personal home! Spicy, garlicky and savoury with a trace of sweet. Gold primary Thai hen stir fry, soon to make and no hunting down strange ingredients.


  • 225g / 7oz chicken thigh fillets , skinless boneless, cut into chew measurement pieces
  • 1 green onion , cut into 4cm / 2" lengths.
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves , loosely packed (Holy Basil ought to you may discover it) (Note 1)
  • 2 garlic cloves , large, finely chopped (Note 2)
  • 1 birds eye or Thai chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil (peanut, vegetable or canola)


  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce (Note 3)
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce (or all purpose) (Note 3)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Put Sauce meals in a small bowl and blend to combine.
  • Heat oil in wok or pan over excessive heat.
  • Add garlic and chilli and prepare dinner for 10 seconds. Don't inhale - the chilli will make you cough!
  • Add the white phase of the inexperienced onions and hen and fry till cooked, round 2 minutes.
  • Add Sauce and prepare dinner for 1 minute till the water reduces to make a thick modern sauce.
  • Toss by way of inexperienced phase of inexperienced onions and basil leaves. Stir till simply wilted, then serve today with steamed jasmine rice.

 Recipe Notes:

1. Holy Basil is the kind of Thai basil used within the actual recipe. It has a extra aniseedy / peppery flavour than regular candy basil utilized in Italian cooking, and is on hand at a few Thai groceries.Thai Basil is the extra widespread kind of basil that is offered at supermarkets right the following in Australia (Coles, Woolies, Harris Farms) and utilized in Thai restaurants.  Because my closest Asian shop is a trek away, I typically make this with Thai Basil.If you cannot discover Thai or Holy Basil, that's nonetheless fully value making utilizing regular basil. The sauce has a sturdy flavour and dominates, the basil is the aromatic accent flavour.2. Garlic - Finely slicing the garlic slightly than minced it (or utilizing jarred garlic) stops it from burning soon and spitting while it hits the hot wok.3. Soy sauces - can sub pale soy sauce or equally the pale and darkish soy with regular all objective soy (like Kikkoman). Or can use simply pale soy sauce. Flavour now not fairly as excessive because it ought to be and color may be paler, but nonetheless tremendous tasty.Do now not use JUST darkish soy sauce, flavour may be too intense.4. Serving measurement - This recipe makes one vast serving or 2 fair sized servings. Complete the meal with a easy aspect of juicy slices of cucumber and tomato without dressing - that's very Thai! Refreshing accompaniment to spicy Thai food.5. Nutrition per serving excluding rice.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 160gCalories: 360kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 5g (2%)Protein: 19g (38%)Fat: 29g (45%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Cholesterol: 110mg (37%)Sodium: 588mg (26%)Potassium: 231mg (7%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 148IU (3%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 14mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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