Thai basil chicken is a quick and easy meal packed with flavor that just screams Thailand!
What do you need to cook Thai basil chicken?
Thai Basil (or basil if you can’t get your hand on Thai basil) and mint to perfume the dish with a fish sauce, oyster sauce, sugar cane, lime juice based sauce to embody the sweet, spicy, sour, salty of Thai cuisine!
If you want to have a spicy Thai basil chicken version, I recommend you add additional sliced red chili pepper on the final plate as tolerance to chilis is a personal thing!
As vegetables, snow peas give the crunch along with colored peppers and green onions.
Finally, the chicken needs to be thinly sliced in order to brown and cook through at high heat without burning.
Since the recipe is a high heat cook with lots of stirring as you layer the ingredients and introduce your sauce, I recommend using a wok! If ever you are lacking sauce at the end of the cook, add a bit of water and mix before serving.
What to eat it with?
You can eat this Thai basil chicken with Jasmine rice or rice noodles, based on your preference!
- 3 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 pepper (red, orange or yellow), thinly sliced
- 8 green onions, cut into 2 inch long pieces
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp cane sugar (or regular white sugar)
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 1/2 pound of chicken, thinly sliced
- 1 chili pepper, seeded, nerve removed, minced
- 1 cup of Thai Basil (or regular basil), roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp of Mint, minced
- 2 tbsp peanuts, roasted
- 1 1/2 cup of snow peas
- Jasmin Rice to serve
- Thinly slice your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces
- Add a tbsp of peanut oil and mix
- Mix the lime juice, oyster sauce, fish sauce, water and cane sugar until combined
- Heat your wok or skillet on medium high with 2 tbsp of peanut oil
- Cook chicken on an even layer until browned and cooked, reserve
- Add a tbsp of peanut oil to the wok or skillet
- Cook the garlic and chili for 1 minute until fragrant, stirring throughout
- Add the green onion and peppers and cook for 1 minute, stirring throughout
- Add the snow peas and chicken and cook for two minutes
- Add the sauce and cook for another minute
- Add the mint and basil and mix before serving
- Serve immediately with Jasmin rice
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