This chicken dinner is wrapped up and ready in less than half an hour, and it delivers flavour in buckets: it’s creamy, rich and has a hint of sweetness and spice that makes it so darn good. Serve with rice or noodles and you’re all set.
600g (1.3 lb) chicken thigh fillets, quartered
2 tbsp vegetable oil
400ml (14 oz) can coconut milk
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/3 cup fresh Thai or Italian basil leaves
2 long red chillies, finely sliced
lime wedges, to serve
steamed rice, to serve
Heat the oil in a large wok over high heat. Add the chicken and spread the pieces out. Allow to sear for 2 minutes or until golden brown on the first side. Then stir-fry and flip the pieces over. Sear for another 2-3 minutes to allow more colour to develop.
Now add the coconut milk and the remaining marinade to the wok. Stir through the fish sauce. Slowly bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring every so often, or until the chicken is cooked through.
Stir through the basil and red chillies. Serve with steamed rice and lime wedges.