Four to Six
By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson
This quick and easy chicken dish is an excellent introduction to Thai cuisine. Thai basil, which is sometimes known as holy basil, has a unique, pungent flavour that is both spicy and sharp. Deep-frying the leaves adds another dimension to this dish.
Heat the oil in a wok or large, heavy frying pan. Add the garlic and chillies and stir-fry over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes until the garlic is golden. Take care not to let the garlic burn, otherwise it will taste bitter.