Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spicy chilli basil chicken

Another tasty but simple Thai dish - this is a 'go-to' dish all over Thailand for lunch, it's usually served on white rice and topped with a fried egg. 

Chicken diced into small pieces
Green beans diced into small pieces
4 crushed garlic cloves
1 white/yellow onion
6 birds eye chillis de-seeded and finely chopped
Handful of basil leaves (can be Thai holy basil or regular basil)
Soy sauce
Cornflour to thicken

Stir fry garlic, onions and chilli to release the flavour. Fry until the onions are translucent. Add chicken and green beans and stir fry until cooked.

Add 6 dessertspoons of soy sauce, 1.5 - 2 teaspoons of sugar and as much water as you need for it to taste ok to you. Thicken with a little cornflour mixed with water and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add the basil leaves and cook for a further 2-4 minutes until basil leaves are wilted.