Thai Basil Chicken, this stir fry is spicy, flavourful with real Thai flavour from Thai basil and takes only 15 minutes to make. Serve it with a bowl of jasmine rice and a fried egg or fresh salad.
We love everything about this Thai Basil Chicken.
Before I start talking about this Thai Basil Chicken Bowl and its robust flavour, first let me tell about the star ingredient of the dish THAI BASIL . The two most common type of basil used in cooking is Thai Basil and Italian Basil. And one should not get confused with these two herbs. Both are very different to look and taste.
Thai Basil grows on a purple stem. The leaves are firm with purple veins. It has a very strong pungent taste. While Italian basil has more of a subtle sweet flavour. I love using Italian basil in pesto. Both these herbs are not interchangeable in a recipe. Many sources say that Thai basil can be substituted with Mint leave ( I am yet to try). So if you would like to try this recipe make sure you use Thai Basil.
Thai Basil is again of two types Holy Basil and Sweet Basil. In Thailand, Holy Basil is used for Thai Basil Chicken. But it is hard to get hold of Holy Basil, so you can substitute it with Sweet basil.