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Thai basil and chicken noodles

5 - 7
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Thai basil has more of a licorice flavour the traditional Italian basil. To retain its fresh flavour it should be added at the last minute.

Ingredients

Raw skinless chicken breast

500 g, thinly sliced

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, thinly sliced

Fresh lemongrass

1 piece(s), finely chopped

Fresh ginger

1½ tbs, finely grated

Garlic

2 clove(s), thinly sliced

Broccolini

1 bunch(es), cut into 6cm lenghts

Choy sum

1 bunch(es), baby variety, cut into thirds

Fresh rice noodles

400 g, pad thai variety

Kecap manis

2 tbs, (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)

Fish sauce

2 tsp

Fresh basil

cup(s), Thai variety, leaves

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a wok with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry chicken, in batches, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Reheat wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry chilli, lemongrass, ginger and garlic for 3 minutes or until softened. Add broccolini and ¼ cup (60ml) water and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until just tender and most of the water has evaporated.
  3. Return chicken to wok with choy sum, noodles, kecap manis, fish sauce and ½ cup basil and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Serve topped with remaining basil.

Notes

TIP: You can use regular basil or coriander instead of Thai basil.