Thai Basil Chicken is one of those dishes that fits squarely in the category of delicious and easy dish.
1 tbs vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Thai “bird” chilies, minced with seeds
1/2 small onion, sliced
1/2 lbs ground chicken meat
1 tbs fish sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
pinch of white pepper
3 sprigs of Thai Holy Basil, stems removed
Heat a wok or a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Add the oil, garlic and chilies and stir fry until until the garlic is very fragrant.
Add the onions and continue stir frying until the onions have wilted. Add the ground chicken and fry until the chicken is cooked.
Season with the fish sauce, sugar and white pepper. If your pan was hot enough you should not have any liquid at the bottom of the pan, but if you do, continue cooking until the liquid is gone.
Add the basil and toss a couple of time until the leaves are wilted and bright green. Serve the basil chicken with rice.