This recipe is from Australian Women's Weekly - Easy Thai Style Cookery and is one of our favorite home cooked thai meals. It is easy and quick to put together and tastes wonderful
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons red chilies, finely chopped
- 1 cup fresh basil, finely shredded (or 1-2 tbsp dried basil)
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro roots (or 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 13 1⁄2 ounces coconut milk
- heat oil in wok or deep pan.
- cook onions and chilies until soft.
- add chicken and stir fry until tender. Add basil, fish sauce, cilantro and sugar. Cook for 1 minute.
- add coconut milk and heat through.
- serve with white sticky rice.
Oh. My. Goodness. This is so wonderful! Made for a wonderful Friday night dinner with DH! I used siracha (sp) hot chili sauce, not sure how much (just to taste) and used dried basil and fresh cilantro and used light coconut milk! I will say if you use the dried herbs, after you add the milk, make sure to simmer it for about ten minutes to let the flavor develop because it changes a lot! At first the coconut was very overwhelming and after simmering everything just blended perfectly and the flavors really shimmered in and out in a perfect blend! Served with sticky rice and can't wait to make again! :) Made for PRMR Tag January 2010!
This was fantastic, much to my delight, because I was a little bit unsure. I used chicken breast sliced for stir-fry, I ended up getting some wonderful Thai basil from a local Thai market, and I had chilies from a plant my son just gave me that he bought at a Thai restaurant. I did miscalculate on the chilies, and ended up with about only 1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped but it was more than spicy - it did clear my sinuses! I had never used fish sauce before (and hated the smell of it), but it worked in just fine. There was indeed a lot of sauce, so make a lot of rice (I used basmati). I can't say enough how delicious this was, and I will be making this again. Even though I have had Thai Basil Chicken in restaurants many times before, the coconut milk really added a unique aspect that I will want again. Thanks for posting this. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag Game.
Very good and very Thai.