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Stir Fried Chicken With Thai Basil

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“Thai basil is not to be confused with sweet basil. Adapted from "Hot Sour Salty Sweet," by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.”
READY IN:
23mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place garlic and whole chiles in a mortar and pound to a paste or mince finely.
  2. Place a large wok over high heat. When it is hot, add oil; swirl gently to coat the pan.
  3. Toss in garlic mixture; stir-fry for 30 seconds or until the garlic is just golden.
  4. Add chicken; stir-fry for 3 to 6 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, using a spatula to separate clumps and to press the meat against the hot wok.
  5. Add cayenne chiles, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and black pepper; stir-fry briefly. Add Thai basil; stir-fry until wilted (one quick stir), about 1 1/2 minutes, then turn out onto a large plate or shallow serving dish. Serve immediately.

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