Chicken with Basil stir-fry


Another very traditional Thai recipe and one that is easy for any home cook.  A true ‘wok’ dish, it has a tantalizing flavor that comes from the combination of so many items.  By the way, it is important to crush the garlic and chilli together and this is best with a mortar and pestle.  As usual, if this is a little hot for your taste, you can reduce the amount of chilli and remember to remove the seeds!

Ingredientsserves 4-6
Sliced chicken breast500 gm
Onion sliced200 gm
Red capsicum100 gm
Green capsicum100 gm
Basil leaf (chopped)5-6
Garlic2 cloves
Chilli (red)3-4.
Vegetable oil4 tbspns
Fish sauce (Tiparos)4 tbspns
Sugar1 tbspn
Oyster sauce1 tbspn

Cooking Method

Crush the garlic and chilli together with the mortar and pestle.  Add oil to the wok and heat quickly and add pounded garlic and chilli to the oil and fry quickly.  Now add the sliced chicken and stir fry until cooked (do not overcook).  Add the onion and the capsicum until cooked, followed by the sugar, fish sauce and oyster sauce.  Finally, add the basil leaf and stir for one minute and then serve with steamed rice.