How To Make Thai Chicken With Coconut And Basil

How To Make Thai Chicken With Coconut And Basil

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. Sample our Thai Chicken with Coconut and Basil recipe.


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Step 1: 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 1/2 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 2: Prepare the ingredients

Cut the chicken breasts into 1 cm strips and set aside on the tray

Step 3: 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 4: Add the chicken

Add the chicken strips and stir fry for 4 minutes until the chicken is cooked.

Step 5: Put in the remaining ingredients

Add the coriander, basil leaves, fish sauce and brown sugar to the mixture and fry for another minute.

Step 6: Finish off the dish

Finally, pour in the coconut cream and stir for 5 mins until the sauce has reduced.

Step 7: Garnish the meal

This dish can be served straight from the wok. To add colour, garnish it with a slice of lime.

Step 8: Serving Suggestions

This versatile dish goes perfectly with noodles, rice or steamed fresh vegetables.