Thai chicken chili paste in oil stir-fry

Thai chicken chili paste in oil stir-fry

A simple menu that consists of just cutting chicken meat and vegetables, then stir-frying. It’s a healthy recipe that can be easily made and that you can expect to stimulate everyone’s appetite.


Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 200 g of chicken breast meat
  • ½ onion
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 15 ml of chili paste in oil
  • 15 ml of soy sauce
  • 25 basil leaves
  • Cooking oil
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Directions




  1. Apply cooking oil to a heated frying pan, add 3 cloves of garlic cut into round slices of roughly 5 millimeters, then lightly stir-fry.






  2. Further, add 200 grams of chicken breast meat cut into large chunks to the frying pan and stir-fry over high heat.






  3. Further add half of an onion sliced into 1 centimeter wedges and 2 red bell peppers cut into thin strips to the frying pan, then add 15 milliliters of chili paste in oil and 15 milliliters of soy sauce while stir-frying over medium heat. Stir-fry while thoroughly mixing the flavors together.






  4. Once the chicken breast meat has been thoroughly cooked, set the heat low, add about 25 basil leaves, and stir-fry. Once the leaves have become soft, turn off the heat, and complete the meal with the residual heat. If the raw basil leaves are stir-fried too much, they will blacken, so it is okay to complete the meal with the residual heat by turning off the heat and covering the top of the frying pan with its lid.



  5. In the environment of high temperatures and high humidity that is Thailand, families hope for healthy bodies that can endure the heat, and that very thought is strongly present in the cooking of Thai mothers.



  6. It is said that the source of the ability of those living in Thailand to overcome the heat lies in the spicy and varied flavors represented by Tom Yum Goong and the sweet and sour flavors provided by the rich varieties of fruits such as durians, mangos, bananas, watermelons, and pineapples found in home cuisine.



  7. Do you know about a condiment called "chili paste in oil" that is essential to that home cuisine? It is made by stir-frying onions, dried prawns, garlic, and chili peppers, mixing salt and sugar, and then converting it into a paste.



  8. It is said that the flavor of Tom Yum Goong largely depends on the quality of this very condiment. With its appetite-stimulating effect and the fact that any ingredient goes well with it, it's a mother's greatest ally in helping with the cooking when your family has lost the battle against heat along with their appetites.



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