Thai Basil Chicken With Tomatoes

Thai Basil Chicken With Tomatoes

20-minute recipe Serves 4
Cooking quickly over hot heat is the hallmark of the stir fry. This Thai basil chicken gets a kick of heat from red chili, and a burst of freshness from a bunch of savoury basil. Best served with a side of fluffy white rice.

Tip: Adding basil at the very end preserves the flavour in the Thai chicken stir fry—too much heat will break down the oils (all the flavour) in the leaves.
20-minute recipe Serves 4


Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 10 mins
  • 1

    Heat a wok or large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then chicken. Cook, stirring often, until no longer pink, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  • 2

    Add mushrooms to wok. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, anchovy paste, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and soy sauce. Cook, stirring often, until tomatoes begin to soften, about 2 minutes.

  • 3

    Stir in basil and chicken. Stir until chicken is heated through, about 1 minute. Serve, if desired, over hot cooked rice.

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