The oyster sauce and soy sauce give it a rich salty taste, while the sweetness of the black soy sauce takes the edge off the saltiness, as well as giving the dish a lovely darkened brown color. This Thai chicken dish can be found all over Thailand, from street vendors to fine restaurants, and is commonly served over rice, sometimes with a fried egg on top.
Thai basil chicken ( Krapao Gai )
Recipe Info • Serves: 1 people • Preparation time: 7 minutes • Cooking Time: 8 minutes Ingredients • Rice • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil • 2 cloves of garlic • 1 chicken breast • Half an onion • 4 tablespoons of oyster sauce • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce • 1 teaspoon of black soy sauce • 1/3 cup of water • 1/2 cup of fresh basil • 3 fresh chili peppers Preparation • Chop the garlic into small pieces • Cut chicken into ¼ inch slices • Chop the onion into thin slices • Pick the fresh basil leafs from the stem • Chop the chili pepper
Cooking • Turn on the stove to the medium heat • Heat the oil • When the oil is hot add the garlic • When the garlic is soft (don’t let it burn) add the chicken • Stir the chicken until it is cooked • Add the onion • Add all the sauces (oyster sauce, soy sauce and black soy sauce) and stir it together • Add water and stir for about 2 minutes. • Add the chili peppers and basil, stir it couple of time and it’s done
Serve • Serve over rice and garnish with fresh basil.