Thai basil chicken

Thai basil chicken

Thai basil chicken is fast, easy and super tasty. Spicy, garlicky and savoury with a hint of sweet, Thai basil is the key ingredient in this recipe. Thai basil tastes like normal basil but spicier ... and with an aniseed flavour.

This recipe serves 2-3. Double the recipe for 4 people.

250g chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite size pieces
1 spring onion, cut into 4cm lengths
1 cup Thai basil leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1.5 tbsp vegetable oil

Sauce ingredients:
2 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp water

Put sauce ingredients into a small bowl and combine.
Heat oil in wok or pan over a high heat.
Add garlic and chilli and cook for a few seconds.
Add white end of spring onion and the chicken and fry until cooked.
Add sauce and cook until reduced to a thick glossy sauce.
Toss through green part of spring onion, and basil leaves.
Serve immediately with jasmine rice.