recipebook3Thai 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.

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