Chicken with Holy Basil and Chillies

Mini C uses tempting Thai ingredients such as perfumed peppery holy basil to make a stylish stir fry, packed with South East Asian flavours
Chicken with Holy Basil and Chillies
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200 g chicken breasts
  • 80 g sliced onions
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp chicken stock
  • 1 red chilli, sliced lengthways
  • 10 leaves holy basil, available in specialist Thai stores

Method

1. Pound the garlic and chilli together into a paste. Heat the oil in a wok, over a medium flame, and stir-fry the paste for 10 seconds.

2. Add the sliced chicken and continue frying for 2 minutes, stiring all the time.

3. Tip in the onions and stir-fry for about 10-15 seconds and add the fish sauce, sugar and soy sauce, stirring continuously.

4. Add the stock, chilli and basil leaves and continue cooking for a further 10-15 seconds. Serve immediately, with rice.

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