This recipe comes from the cookbook called Thai Cooking and More that I picked up at a book outlet years ago. Every recipe I have tried from this book has been a winner, including this simple but delicious Pineapple Basil Chicken. I cut this recipe in half.
For this recipe you will need, chicken, pineapple, corn starch, a hot pepper, oil, garlic, basil, cashews, soy sauce and fish sauce.
The most important part of making a successful stir fry is to have everything measured and ready to cook before you even turn on a burner. Measure out your pineapple, juice and nuts.
Mix the corn starch with the pineapple juice.
Chop your pepper and your green onion.
Chop your basil, garlic and chicken.
Once everything is staged near the stove, you can start cooking.
First things in the pan are the chicken, garlic and hot pepper. Stir fry these for 3-4 minutes.
Once the chicken is cooked, add in the green onion for another minute.
Stir in the pineapple and cornstarch mixture and stir until it thickens.
Add in the pineapple, cashews, basil, fish sauce and soy sauce. Let this cook for another minute or two and you are ready to eat!
Delicious and so simple. You could easily do this with mandarin oranges as well. I am definitely going to experiment more with this dish and make more recipes from that cookbook.