Sunday, 26 February 2017

Thai basil chicken

This pad kra pao gai commonly known as Thai basil chicken is one of the most popular Thai dishes. A simple recipe which can easily be made with tofu for vegetarians.

Thai Basil Chicken

Ingredients:

(If egg used)
·   1 egg
·   2 tablespoons of oil for frying

Basil chicken
·   1 chicken breast (or any other cut of boneless chicken, about 200 grams)
·   4 Thai chilies
·   5 cloves of garlic
·   1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
·   1 tablespoon oil for frying
·   1 splash of dark soy sauce
·   1 handful of Thai holy basil leaves
·   ½ teaspoon light soy sauce
·   ½ teaspoon sugar


Instructions:

First, fry the egg
  • On high-medium flame, heat a wok or frying pan with about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Drop in the egg when the oil is hot. Cook the egg until done and remove from the flame.

Basil chicken
  • The chicken should be cut into small bite sized pieces. Use tofu instead of chicken if you prefer.
  • Fry pounded garlic and chillies and toss in the chicken pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the holy basil, oyster sauce, light soy and dark soy sauce along with sugar and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Turn off the heat and plate the chicken on the rice.
  • Garnish and serve with fresh basil.


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