Thai Stir-fry chicken with chilli and basil

Chicken with Chilli & Basil Stir Fry

This fast and easy stir-fry is perfect for dinner. For fans of quick and easy Thai stir-fry, this is the recipe you won’t want to miss! Simply serve with a bowl of steamed rice. Voila!


Makes 4

30ml peanut oil 

400g chicken thigh fillets,chopped finely

3 shallots,peeled and sliced finely

2 large red chillies,seeded and sliced

5 small dried chillies,seeded and sliced

2 cloves garlic,peeled and minced

1 tsp caster sugar

1 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp light soy sauce

1 cup basil leaves

4 kaffir lime leaves,sliced finely


1. Heat oil in a wok or frypan until it’s smoking.

2. Add the chicken,shallots,chilli and garlic,and stir-fry until chicken is cooked. Add a little water if you feel the mixture is burning.

3. Add remaining ingredients and stir-fry a further 30 seconds.

4. Serve with steamed rice .


For a more balanced meal, I added snow peas to the stir fry. Instead of adding all the ingredients when the oil is smoking hot, I stir fried the garlic and shallots under medium fire until they fragrant .Then, I add the chicken and chilli after and cook under high fire. You can get the dried chili from any Asian store.

Stir up a storm tonight!

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