Friday, March 7, 2014

Recipe: Stir fried chicken in WORLDFOODS Thai Basil Chilli "Pad Ki Mao" sauce with crispy basil leaves

One day, a friend asked me what cuisine / dishes are easiest to cook in the kitchen. In my opinion, for everyday meals stir fry dishes are definitely one of the quickest and easiest dishes to whip up, not to mention nutritious and delicious.

Stir fried chicken in WORLDFOODS Thai basil chilli "Pad Ki Mao" sauce

For example, this stir fried chicken dish which I cooked using the WORLDFOODS Thai basil chilli "Pad Ki Mao" sauce took me a mere 20 minutes to prepare and cook. What I really like about this dish are the crispy basil leaves which I topped on the dish. Thai basil has a nice lovely fragrance and when you shallow fry it in some oil, it crisps up nicely.

The WORLDFOODS sauce is made from a mixture of spicy chillies and Thai herbs and spices and the spiciness level is quite mild. Hence, our kids also enjoyed eating this chicken dish a lot. The red pepper adds a subtle sweetness to the dish, when eaten together with the chicken.

WORLDFOODS products are food allergens free, trans-fat free and gluten free with no artificial preservatives, coloring or flavouring, as well as being suitable for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs and Muslims. You can check out WORLDFOODS products in these locations in KL - Village Grocer (Bangsar Village 1, Sunway Giza, Mt Kiara), Jaya Grocers (Intermark, Empire Shopping, Plaza Jelutong) and Hock Choon @ Ampang.

Stir fried chicken in WORLDFOODS "Pad Ki Mao" sauce with crispy basil leaves
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 9-10 minutes
Serves 4

400g chicken breast, cut into small chunks
2 onion, sliced thinly
4-5 cloves garlic
3-4 tbsp oil
Salt, to taste
1 jar (220g) WORLDFOODS Thai Basil Chilli Pad Ki Mao sauce
1 red pepper
1/2 cup Thai basil leaves

1. Heat oil in a wok over medium high heat. Once oil is very hot, add the basil leaves and fry for 1-2 minutes until very crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on kitchen towel to drain off excess oil.

2. Add the garlic and onion to the same wok, and stir fry for 1 minute until lightly browned. Add the chicken and stir fry for a further 3-4 minutes, until cooked through.

3. Add the WORLDFOODS Thai basil chilli "Pad Ki Mao" sauce, and season with salt as necessary. Stir fry for about 1 minute, then add the red pepper and cook for a further minute.

4. Garnish with the crispy basil leaves and serve immediately with rice.

NOTE: You can also substitute the chicken with beef or tofu.

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  1. Seems like a perfect dish to go with rice :D

  2. Yummy dish! Will keep a look-out for this sauce on my next visit to Jaya Grocer. Though I usually would go to Cold Storage.

  3. I agree, stir fries are brilliant for healthy but quick and simple dinners! :D

  4. Looks mouthwatering! The crispy basil sure sounds like a great addition.

  5. Simple yet very satisfying dish ! Love basil and chicken combo . If only I could grab some of your fresh Thai basil across the screen , I'll make this dish in a heartbeat ;D

  6. Wow this chicken dish looks great, would love for it to go with rice.


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