Thai Chicken with Coconut and Basil Recipe. Treat yourself to a taste of the orient with a creamy Thai chicken curry. This dish is perfect all year with rice, noodles or vegetables.
You will need:
- 4 chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic, minced
- 2 red chillies, finely chopped
- 1 cups (250ml) fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
- 1 ½ tsp brown sugar
- 250 ml coconut cream
- 1 lime sliced for garnish
- 1 sharp knife
- 1 cutting board
- 1 wok or large frying pan
- 1 wooden spoon
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
Cut the chicken breasts into 1 cm strips and set aside on the tray
Step 2: Begin cooking
The cooking method for this recipe is stir frying, which is a quick way of retaining all the flavours of fresh ingredients using little oil. Begin by heating the oil in a wok or pan and stir fry the onions, garlic and chilli for a couple of minutes until the onion is translucent.
Step 3: Add the chicken
Add the chicken strips and stir fry for 4 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
Step 4: Put in the remaining ingredients
Add the coriander, basil leaves, fish sauce and brown sugar to the mixture and fry for another minute.
Step 5: Finish off the dish
Finally, pour in the coconut cream and stir for 5 mins until the sauce has reduced.
Step 6: Garnish the meal
Step 7: Serving Suggestions
This versatile dish goes perfectly with noodles, rice or steamed fresh vegetables.
Serves: 4 people
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
This dish can be served straight from the wok. To add colour, garnish it with a slice of lime.