Fan of spicy, chopped chicken smothered with holy basil and stir-fried with chilli sauce? Especially relevant then is introducing this great recipe of Thai Basil Chicken to make you love thai food all the more this season! Hence, scroll through my easy and best recipe to try this classy combination of Thai Chicken with Basil.
This chicken side is a refreshing dish of Thai cuisine that we literally fell in love with right from its first bite. Thai cuisine makes up for our favorite dish. Thai recipes are generally quick and easy to make and are full of flavors and texture. This recipe is also very simple to make and serve as well.
Furthermore, this recipe is lovely because of its bold flavors from the sauces and the basil leaves. Traditionally Thai Holy Basil is used for this recipe but I have used Thai sweet basil as I couldn’t get holy basil, but the taste was still superb.
Which Basil to use in this recipe?
While, dried basil plant leaves can be bought from the grocery store and used, I recommend that you use fresh Thai Holy basil leaves for this recipe.
Also, using oyster sauce, fish sauce would surely make this Thai dish all the more delish. If you like your dish even more spicier, you can use some chopped red and green chillies in the recipe.
Is Thai Basil different from regular Basil?
“This is one of many basil varieties. Sweet basil or Italian Basil is well known for its inclusion in many Mediterranean dishes while Thai variety plays an equally important role in Thai cuisine.
Consider its use in dishes like pad ki mao (drunken noodles) and green curry. This basil is as important to the flavor of Thai food as fish sauce and kaffir lime leaves.
This means that if you plan to cook Thai food, you should try to get some of this herb to get an authentic flavor.” – Source
These days, you get this variety of basil in most grocery stores but if it’s not available in your regular store, try going to an Asian store. They will definitely have it. However, if you don’t find it, feel free to use Italian basil in this recipe.
To make this chicken curry, just add 2 cups of thinned down coconut milk at the end of cooking and bring the curry to a boil.
Simmer the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot with rice.
How to make in into a Fried Rice?
You can convert this chicken stir fry into a filling one pan meal in no time.
Once the recipe is done, add 2 cups of steamed white or brown rice to the pan and mix everything well. You have Chicken Fried Rice ready. Enjoy!!
You can also add cooked noodles to the final dish to make it into a filling meal.
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Step by Step Recipe
Heat oil in a wok.
Once the oil is hot, add garlic and ginger and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion and green chilli and fry for a minute.
Add chicken and cook till chicken is almost done. ( 3-4 minutes )
Add fish sauce, oyster sauce, dark say sauce, salt, brown sugar and pepper and cook for a minute.
Switch off the heat and add the basil in the wok. Mix well and serve
Thai Basil Chicken Recipe
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 2 tsp Garlic (Chopped)
- 2 tsp Ginger (Chopped)
- 1 cup Onion (Cut into cubes)
- 2-3 Green Chilli (Slit into halves)
- 300 g Boneless Chicken (Coarsely Chopped)
- 2 tsp Fish Sauce
- 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
- 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 1 cup Thai Holy Basil (Torn into small pieces)
- Heat oil in a wok.
- Once the oil is hot, add garlic and ginger and fry for a few seconds.
- Add onion and green chilli and fry for a minute.
- Add chicken and cook till chicken is almost done. ( 3-4 minutes )
- Add fish sauce, oyster sauce, dark say sauce, salt, brown sugar and pepper and cook for a minute.
- Switch off the heat and add the basil in the wok.
- Mix well.
- Serve hot with jasmine rice or noodles.