When we talk about chicken breast meat, I can safely say it is pretty much our staple food at home. That’s why I even have a chicken recipes series or chicken breast recipes series. That’s because each time I cook, there must always be chicken. What can I say? We all love chicken.
Now, enough raving about the chicken and let’s get on to the three-step, stir fried chicken breast meat with Thai basil. Why three step? Well, because it isn’t four steps or one step or any other step. Just three easy steps. You slice the chicken, marinade the chicken and stir fried the chicken. Oh, yeah. There is a fourth step. You EAT the chicken. 😀
Okay, okay, enough rambling on and on. I know you are here only for the chicken. Err…chicken recipes, I mean.
Chicken breast recipes: Stir fried chicken with basil
1 piece chicken breast meat (about 200g, I think), sliced thinly
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
(and if you are concerned over the almost excessive use of sauces, just use those no-MSG, low sodium, organic, healthy, lowwhatever kinds. But please, don’t skimp on the sauces, it is what made the whole dish flavorful.)
A handful of Thai basil leaves (in case you are wondering, here’s what it looks like below:)
2 tbsp diced garlic
2 tbsp cooking oil (go ahead, use olive oil if you want, that’s what I use all the time)
The Three-step Stir Fried Chicken with Basil
1. Marinade the chicken with the sauces and add the leaves too (rub the leaves in to release its beautiful scent) for about an hour or so or less, however long you want.As long as you marinade it, it is good enough.
2. Heat up oil in wok, sautée the garlic till fragrant and then dump in the chicken together with the basil leaves.
3. Final, crucial step: Stir fry the chicken till it is cooked through. That will be between 5 minutes to 10 minutes depending on your heat but please don’t cook it over high heat or else you may risk burning it.
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot the fourth even MORE IMPORTANT step…
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I highly recommend these sauces to use with this recipe: