Hot chilly chicken with basil leaves

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thai chilly chicken with basil leavesIt’s spicy, it’s hot, tasty and it’s Thai! You could use either chicken or beef in this dish. Since i love anything chicken, especially because they are so tender, I choose to use chicken breasts. If you have more time and don’t mind deboning your chicken, use upper thighs instead.

Basil leaves are often found in Thai cooking. It puts a refreshing lemony taste to your dish.  You use usually only the leafy parts of the plant. The stalk is too hard and woody to be processed. Since these leaves burn easily, add them only right at the end.