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Aromatic Thai Basil Chicken

A popular crowd pleaser, this dish is considered a ‘fast food’ in Thailand because of how simple it is to make. The fragrance of our homegrown thai basil accentuates the flavours of this recipe, truly a food for the soul.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 2 pax


  • 125 g minced chicken meat
  • 1 handful of thai basil leaves (add more if you love the flavour punch!)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 thai red chillies (add more if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Jasmine rice for serving


  • To prep, pound the chillies and garlic in a pestle and mortar until you get a rough paste.
  • First, to fry the egg “thai style”, heat up about 1cm of oil in a wok and crack the egg in gently and let it fry until the edge is brown and crispy. Remove egg and set aside.
  • Next, heat up 3 tbs of oil in the wok again over high heat and saute garlic and chilli paste for a few second.
  • Add in minced chicken and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add in light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and stir until chicken is cooked through. (If a little dry, please add in some water)
  • Turn off the heat and add in the handful of thai basil and stir for a few seconds.
  • Ready to serve with rice
Keyword basil, chicken, Thai food

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