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betty's thai basil stir-fry chicken

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

I love Thai basil, it has an amazing flavour. This dish comes with a fragrant Thai-style sauce with roasted cashews. Perfect on a bed of Jasmine rice and steamed veggies. I use thigh fillets as I think they are better suited for stir-frying. If you like a little heat, add 1-2 small red chilis finely sliced.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Using Thai basil in this chicken stir-fry adds amazing aroma and flavor to the dish. Thai basil has a savory, anise-like flavor which is completely different from the Italian basil (used in pesto). This stir-fry is sweet and salty with savory chicken and crunchy cashews. Serve with rice and enjoy! If you want to add some spice, top with a little bit of garlic chili sauce.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 4 -5 with rice and veggies on the side
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For betty's thai basil stir-fry chicken

  • 2 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil - not olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    minced ginger
  • 1 lb
    (500g) chicken thigh fillets, sliced
  • 1/2 c
    Thai basil, torn
  • 1/2 c
    roasted cashews

How To Make betty's thai basil stir-fry chicken

  • Ingredients gathered and prepped.
    Prep the ingredients.
  • Sauces and brown sugar in a bowl.
    In a bowl combine the sauces and brown sugar.
  • Cooking chicken in a wok.
    Heat the oil in a wok (or skillet/fry pan). Cook the chicken in 2 batches.
  • Cooked chicken on a plate.
    Place on a plate and cover.
  • Garlic and ginger cooking in the pan.
    In the same pan, cook the ginger and garlic until fragrant (about 30-40 seconds).
  • Adding sauce to the pan.
    Add the sauces and cook.
  • Stirring chicken and sauce together.
    Return the chicken to the pan and cook until well heated.
  • Thai basil and cashews stirred in.
    Stir through the Thai basil and cashews.
  • Stir-fry combined in the pan.
    Remove from the heat and serve.