Spicy Thai basil chicken

    30 min

    An authentic taste of Thailand. Served best over white rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons chilli oil
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 3 hot chillies
    • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cubed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 5 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 100g fresh mushrooms
    • 150g chopped onions
    • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, and cook the garlic and chillies until golden brown. Mix in chicken and sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, but not done.
    2. Stir oyster sauce into the pan. Mix in mushrooms and onions, and continue cooking until onions are tender and chicken juices run clear. Remove from heat, and mix in basil. Let sit 2 minutes before serving.

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    DELICIOUS! I am a huge Thai food fan because of the complex flavors Thai dishes have. This was my first try at making Thai and I must say I was really impressed! It tasted robust and flavorful, was super easy to make. The ingredients were sort of difficult to find at a smaller supermarket, but I went to Cost Plus World Market and found the chile oil, oyster sauce, etc. Worth the hunt! I love that its all made in one pan - less clean up! I served over sticky rice. The only comment is that it came out very spicy when made as directed. I personally love spiciness, so does my boyfriend, but his mom couldn't eat it due to the heat. You can omit the hot peppers or use olive oil instead of chile oil to take it down a notch. I'll make again!  -  05 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've been looking for some easy and authentic Thai recipes and this was great! I didn't have oyster sauce so I used 3 tbsp fish sauce, added some cilantro with the basil, and squeezed some lime right before serving. Turned out great!  -  26 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved this recipe (with modifictions). I don't like mushrooms, or oyster sauce. Left them out, but added green beans.  -  07 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)