Basil Chicken Mince.

This is one of the easiest dishes to make, and you can cook with asparagus, courgettes, zucchini, cucumber or petai.

It’s always delicious.


Ingredients
300g minced chicken
300g asparagus (or you can use zuchinni, cucumber, courgettes or petai)
1 T minced garlic
1.5 T oyster sauce
1 T kecap manis (dark sweet soy sauce), or you can just use 2 teaspoons of dark soy sauce
3 T Shaoxing Huaotiao wine
1 to 2 teaspoon sugar
A handful of freah basil leaves
Sliced fresh chili
Optional: Cornflour + Water

Method

Cut off the hard ends of the asparagus and cut the asparagus into half.

Get the chicken mince ready. If you mince your own, make sure it’s very thoroughly chopped up.

Add 1 T of cooking oil to a hot wok.

Add 1 T minced garlic and stir fry for 20 seconds.

Add the asparagus. Stir for a minute until it starts to change colours.

Add the minced chicken and stir fry quickly.

Add 1.5 T of oyster sauce.

Add 1 T of kecap manis, OR 2 teaspoons of dark soy sauce.

Add 3 T of Shaoxing Huatiao wine.

Stir-fry evenly. And then add 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar to taste.

Toss in the basil leaves.

Stir fry for a good minute until the vegetables are cooked. Then add in sliced chili. We like to use chili padi.

If the vegetables emit too much water and the gravy is runny, then mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of cornflour with twice the amount of water and add to the sauce, stirring quickly. This will thicken the gravy.

Serve this as it is with rice or over a large egg omelette.

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7 Comments

  1. Looks good… must try this..!

  2. This looks amazing.. I wonder what wine I cna subsitute since I am sure it will be tough to find this one in the US.

    • I think you can probably use sherry to replace Shaoxing Huatiao wine. But it would probably still taste different. Do you have a Asian food store in your neighbourhood? This rice wine is a common Asian ingredient, Asian food stores would have it.

  3. Tried this recipe and it turned out very delicious!
    I used zucchinis. I bet if you used pork, it will be more delicious! :D

  4. I cooked this last nite without basil, my hubby loved it ! It was very delicious :)

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Katerina! Thanks for letting me know. =)

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