Thursday, October 10, 2013

Basil Leaves and Chillies O Stir Fried Chicken

Stir Fried Chicken
Stir Fried Chicken
In this article, we will show you how to cook a delicious stir fried chicken dish that is strongly getting good reviews from Thai Cuisines.  It is a simple and quick stir fried recipe that can be done in your very own kitchen.  This is a traditional Thai chicken dish that is packed with aromatic flavors and is very easy to prepare that can be savory perfected in your home. The combination of bell peppers and chicken strips mixed with the aromatic flavors of basil leaves can easily tickle your taste buds with a hint of delight to finish your meal with steamed rice. More of its flavor comes from the secret sauce that will be revealed in this recipe.
Let us begin cooking the dish then.


  • Two tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Four hundred fifty grams of chicken thighs, deboned and skinned, cut into chunks
  • Three tablespoons of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Three tablespoons of shallots, finely sliced
  • Three pieces of fresh red chillies or red bell peppers, finely sliced with seeds removed
  • Two tablespoons of fish sauce, (found on Asian stores near you)
  • Two tablespoons of dark soy sauce
  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • One large handful of basil leaves or Thai ordinary basil leaves

  • Prepare all the ingredients according to the instructions in the list of ingredients.  Separate the ingredients on a pile and keep them close to your stove for easy reach when frying.  Measure the condiments well and keep them separated from each other but also close to your stove.  Once you are finish doing this, you are now ready for stir frying.
  • To begin frying, heat a wok or a large skillet over high heat on your typical American stove.  When hot add one tablespoon of vegetable oil and swirl the pan to coat the oil.  Wait till it gets hot and starts to smoke. 
  • When hot enough, add the chicken chunks and start to stir fry them for eight to ten minutes, until they turn brown all over.  By using a slotted spoon, remove the chicken from the pan to a plate and reserve.
  • Reheat your wok and add the remaining vegetable oil.  Toss in the garlic and the shallots and fry them for about three minutes by stirring constantly to avoid burning.  When they turn golden brown, return the chicken chunks to the pan and stir for 10 seconds and then add the chillies, the fish sauce and the dark soy sauce with the sugar.  Keep the heat on high and stir fry for a further eight to ten minutes until the chicken is fully cooked through. 
  • When almost done, sprinkle the basil leaves over the dish and stir for a few seconds.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately while it is hot.  This dish is very good when paired with steamed rice. 
  • Some like more heat in this dish and they just add a half teaspoon of red chili flakes.  Enjoy this stir fried chicken in your homes and have fun doing it.  
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