Thai-Style Chicken with Basil
Why This Recipe Works
Capturing the flavors of this classic Thai ground-chicken recipe required not only gathering the right ingredients but also learning a whole new way to stir-fry. Stir-frying at a low temperature allowed us to cook the aromatics and basil from the beginning, so they could infuse the cooking oils with their flavors. Grinding the chicken in a food processor, along with some fish sauce, gave us coarse-textured meat that retained moisture during cooking. A combination of oyster sauce and white vinegar added rich but bright flavor to our basil chicken recipe.