Fast Recipes

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil and chilli

This quick and easy Thai stir-fry packs a spicy punch. Use fresh chilli - it will make all the difference.
Chicken stir-fried with holy basil and chilliWilliam Meppem




1.Pound garlic and small chillies with a mortar and pestle (or process in a small food processor) to a paste and set aside.
2.Heat a large wok over high heat, add half the oil, half the chicken and half the long chillies, and stir-fry until chicken is seared and a little coloured at the edges (2-3 minutes). Set aside and repeat with remaining oil, chicken and chillies.
3.Add garlic and chilli paste to pan and cook until fragrant (1 minute), then return chicken to pan along with stock, soy sauces and sugar, and stir occasionally until well coated and a thin sauce forms (1-2 minutes). Season to taste, stir in basil and serve with steamed rice

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