Monday, July 18, 2011

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil is a favorite Thai dish for many Westerners. Simple to prepare, it is a quick one-dish meal. The addition of fresh chilies makes the dish spicy, but you may adjust the recipe to taste by adding fewer chilies.

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil


- 450 grams chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
- 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ½ cup onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons black soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 cup fresh holy basil
- 7 chillies, chopped and pounded coarsely
- Dash of ground white pepper
- 1 cup of bamboo shoots, sliced

How to Cook:
1. Heat a wok until the oil is hot, then stir in the garlic, and then add chillies.

2. Stir another few seconds before adding the chicken and bamboo shoots

3. Continue Stir-frying until chicken is cooked throughly.

4. and sprinkle black soy sauce over the mixture and stir-fry another 15-20 seconds.

5. Then add fresh basil leaves and fish sauce to taste. Stir and mix well.

6. Sprinkle with white pepper. Stir and transfer to a serving dish. Normally, Thai people love to eat this dish with steamed rice and fried egg

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