Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chicken with lemongrass and Thai Basil

  1. Boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs - 4 pieces cut into thin strips
  2. Lemon grass - 1 stalk cut into inch long pieces and crushed with the back of a knife
  3. Thai Basil - 1 cup packed
  4. Garlic - 5 cloves sliced thin
  5. Onion - 2 cut into thick slices
  6. Green chillies - 8 cut at an angle
  7. Spring Onions - 5 stalks sliced at an angle
  8. Mushroom - 1 cup optional(I used enoki)
  9. Oil - 2 tbsp
For the sauce -mix together
  1. Fermented black bean - 1 tbsp
  2. Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
  3. Fish sauce - 1 tbsp
  4. Sambal Olek - 1 tbsp
  5. Sugar - 1 tsp
  6. vinegar - 1 tsp
Heat oil in a large frying pan and add in the sliced garlic and lemon grass and saute for a minute.
Add in the sliced chicken pieces and 4 tbsp of the sauce mix and stirfry on high heat for 5 minutes until the chicken is almost cooked.
Add in the Onion,spring onion, mushroom and half of the green chillies and saute for 2 minutes.
Taste for salt and sourness and add the sauce mixture as needed.
Add in 1/4 th cup of water and bring to a simmer .
Add in the thai basil leaves and remaining green chillies and stir well.
Turn off the flame and serve with white rice.


  1. Nice recipe priya...looks lovely and delicious

  2. hi, am visiting ur site for the first time n i found quite a few interesting ur way of step by step explanations n ur pictures r just excellent....keep up the great work

  3. Sounds interesting!!Nice combo..Never tried these kind of recipes..will try soon.

  4. Lovely combination. Nicely done. I'm a blogger friend of Ria's.


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