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Chicken with basil, by Ken Hom

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Origin of dish:  Exotic
Type of cooking:  Oven
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4):

    Serves 4.
    500g skinless chicken breast
    1½ tablespoons peanut oil
    3 tablespoons chopped garlic
    1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
    50ml chicken stock or water
    1 tabelspoon soy sauce
    2 teaspoons sugar
    2 teaspoons chilli sauce (try Asian supermarkets such as Wing Yip)
    2 teaspoons sesame oil
    1 handful fresh basil leaves, whole


1.Slice chicken into strips of about 1x4cm.
2.Peel and chop garlic and ginger.
3.Remove basil leaves from stalks, but do not chop.
4.Heat a wok until very hot, then add oil.
5.Once oil is smoking, add garlic and ginger.
6.Saute for 20 secondes.
7.Add chicken.
8.Saute for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
9.Add stock, soy sauce and chilli sauce.
10.Stir well, bring to the boil and cook at a low heat for 5 minutes.
11.Stir in sesame oil.
12.Add basil, stirring carefully.
13.Serve immediately, with rice or noodles.

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