“Basil chicken is a go-to dish in Thailand, especially for workers at lunchtime when they don’t know what to eat. It’s easy to make and inexpensive.”
Prep Time: 10-15 Min
Cook Time: 5-10 Min
- 1/2 pound chicken breast, chopped into small pieces
- 1 bunch Thai basil
- 1/4 clove garlic, chopped into small pieces
- Thai chilis depending on desired spice level, cut into small pieces**
- 1/2 yellow or white onion, chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon granulated chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon black sweet soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1/4 tablespoon palm sugar (substitute brown sugar if not available)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Heat vegetable oil on medium-high in a wok or large skillet.
- Add garlic and chilis until you can smell the garlic.
- Add the chicken and stir, 3 minutes.
- Add onion and stir.
- Add sauces and all remaining ingredients except basil and stir until chicken is cooked through.
- Turn off heat and add basil; stir and serve.
** Annie’s spice meter:
- 1 chili is mild
- 2 to 3 chilis make it medium
- 4 to 5 chilis make it a little spicy
- 6 chilis and up make it burn your ass!