Chicken stir-fried with holy basil

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil is a favorite Thai dish for many Westerners. Simple to prepare, it is a quick one-dish meal. The addition of fresh chilies makes the dish spicy, but you may adjust the recipe to taste by adding fewer chilies.

  • 450 grams chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½  cup onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons black soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 cup fresh holy basil
  • 7 chillies, chopped and pounded coarsely
  • Dash of ground white pepper
  • 1 cup of bamboo shoots, sliced
How to Cook:
  • Heat a wok until the oil is hot, then stir in the garlic, and then add chillies. 
  • Stir another few seconds before adding the chicken and bamboo shoots
  • Continue Stir-frying until chicken is cooked throughly.
  • and sprinkle black soy sauce over the mixture and stir-fry another 15-20 seconds.
  • Then add fresh basil leaves and fish sauce to taste. Stir and mix well. 
  • Sprinkle with white pepper. Stir and transfer to a serving dish. Normally, Thai people love to eat this dish with steamed rice and fried egg.
Note : You can add more vegetables such as carrot, string bean, baby corn as extra ingredients.