We have had some weird weather here for the past week. Few days of sunshine with highs of 19˚C , just nice for outdoor cooking. Then the temperature plunged to about 9 to 12˚C, accompanied with rain! Oh well, guess it's time for comfort food again. I dished out some tasty homey meals for the family and one of them is this Braised Chicken with Asian or Thai Basil. Do try my recipe ya??
Braised Chicken With Asian Basil
750 g Chicken Drumsticks & Breast, cut into smaller pieces
8 Cloves Garlic, lightly crushed
8 Slices Ginger
1/3 Cup Sesame Oil
1/3 Cup Chinese Rice Wine
1/4 Cup Light Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Cup Asian (Thai) Basil
Heat the sesame oil in moderate to high heat, browned the chicken pieces.
Then add in the garlic and ginger. Stir until the garlic is light golden in color and fragrant.
Mix in the light soy sauce, rice wine and the dark soy sauce and continue stirring for about 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat and gently simmer the chicken until they are fully cooked and the sauce is thicken. Finally, add the basil and cook for another minute. Serve immediately.