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Thai Chilli Basil Chicken

Right off the streets of Thailand, made in your own home! Spicy, garlicky and savoury with a hint of sweet. Gold standard Thai chicken stir fry, quick to make and no hunting down unusual ingredients.

Servings : 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 225g / 7oz chicken thigh fillets , skinless boneless, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 green onion , cut into 4cm / 2″ lengths.
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves , loosely packed (Holy Basil if you can find 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)

SAUCE
  • 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

Instructions
  1. Put Sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Heat oil in wok or pan over high heat.
  3. Add garlic and chilli and cook for 10 seconds. Don’t inhale – the chilli will make you cough!
  4. Add the white part of the green onions and chicken and fry until cooked, around 2 minutes.
  5. Add Sauce and cook for 1 minute until the water reduces to make a thick glossy sauce.
  6. Toss through green part of green onions and basil leaves. Stir until just wilted, then serve immediately with steamed jasmine rice.

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