Asian recipes Chicken Main course

Stir-fried chicken with chillies and basil


Cooking time
20  mins


Groundnut or vegetable oil for frying
1 large chicken breast, skinned and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 red chilli, shredded
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp palm sugar
handful of basil leaves


This couldn’t be easier and is a really tasty stir fry. Make sure you have everything prepared and to hand before you start cooking as it all happens very quickly.

In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, soy and sugar with 2 tbsp water. Set aside.

Heat a wok until just smoking then add a good splash of oil. Add the chicken and stir fry over a high heat for a few minutes until it starts to colour. Add the onion, garlic and chilli and continue to stri fry for another few minutes until the onions begin to soften. Next add your soy sauce mixture and mix everything well together. Reduce the heat a little and allow the sauce to bubble and thicken. It should be a fairly dry dish. Add the basil leaves, mix and allow them to wilt in the sauce.

Serve at once with steamed rice.

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