Thai chicken and basil sizzle recipe

Chef: Tesco
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Thai chicken and basil sizzle recipe
A tasty chicken dish that will compliment rice or noodles - perfect for a family meal 

4 x 150g skinless chicken breast fillets

125g chestnut mushrooms

2 hot red chillies

3 cloves garlic

2cm piece fresh root ginger

1 medium pot fresh growing basil

2tbsp groundnut oil

2tsp (10g) Thai red curry paste

100ml chicken stock

Juice of 2 limes

Salt & pepper

Slice each chicken breast into six diagonal strips and slice the mushrooms.  Set aside. 

Halve the chillies lengthways and de-seed then cut into very thin long strips.  Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger.

Cut all the basil from the pot and discard stalks; set leaves aside.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan or wok and stir-fry the chicken for 2 minutes, then add the chillies, garlic, ginger and stir for another minute. 

Add the mushrooms and curry paste and stir for half a minute. 

Pour in the chicken stock and lime juice and stir for a further minute until sizzling an the chicken is cooked through, then stir in most of the basil leaves - immediately remove from the heat and serve straight away garnished with the remaining basil leaves.

Serve with rice or noodles


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Chicken, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables, Rice

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Family Dinners, Quick Meals

Level of Difficulty

Try serving each portion with 100g cooked wholewheat noodles – adds 140 calories.

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