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Stir fried chicken with sweet potato and kaffir lime leaves is just so easy to make and totally delicious that youʼll never order takeout again.

If youʼve never tried kaffir lime leaves in your stir fry then youʼre in for a taste sensation, as it’s aromatic, lime citrusy flavour adds incredible depth and flavour to stir fries. Leaves can be frozen and used immediately from the freezer. We also love Kaffir lime leaves in desserts trycoconut and kaffir lime panna cotta you won’t be disappointed.

Stir fried chicken with sweet potato, Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves is very adaptable for both protein and vegetables. You can swap out the chicken for pork, beef or prawns and swap sweet potato for zucchini, beans, squash or snow peas

Stir Fried Chicken With Sweet Potato And Kaffir Lime - Recipe Winners (3)Cook onions for 1-2 minutes

But, the real secret to this stir fried chicken with sweet potato, Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves we feel is the sauce. Sweet kecap manis and fish sauce in equal measure completely balance the dish with its winning combination.

Kecap is a thick, palm sugar sweetened soy sauce that is also fabulous in rice and noodle dishes. Light or dark soy sauces are no substitute.

Fish sauce is a must in most Asian cuisines and particularly in Thai cooking. Itʼs amber, strong pungent flavour has no substitute. Both sauces cost a couple of dollars so do yourself a favour and add them to your pantry staples.

Stir Fried Chicken With Sweet Potato And Kaffir Lime - Recipe Winners (4)Cooking chicken

Stir Fries

Stir fries need to have all of the preparation done and ready as the cooking happens fast. Peanut and vegetable oils are ideal to use as the smoking point is higher than most other oils. Never use olive oil as its flavour interferes with the finished dish.

Stir Fried Chicken With Sweet Potato And Kaffir Lime - Recipe Winners (5)Add sweet potato, onions, chilli, kaffir lime leaves, kekap manis, fish sauce and stir fry together for 3-4 minutes.

So are you ready to give this stir fried chicken with sweet potato, Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves a go? We promise youʼll love it. Even without the sweet potato step, you will have a delicious stir fry ready to serve with steamed jasmine rice.

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We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make this delicious stir fried chicken with sweet potato and kaffir lime.

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Yield: 6 serves

stir fried chicken with sweet potato, Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

This quick and easy Thai stir fry is delicious and will become a firm favourite for its ease to put together and fabulous flavours.

Ingredients

  • 3 plus 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 large red (Spanish) onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 red chillies finely chopped - seeds optional
  • 1lb (500 grams) boneless chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces
  • 12 ounces (350 grams) peeled sweet potatocut into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 cup plucked Thaibasil leaves - substitute with sweet basil if Thaibasil isnot available
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine white pepper or to taste

Instructions

  1. Toss sweet potato pieces in 1 tablespoon oil and place on baking sheet for 30 or so minutes till tinged with colour.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok till smoking, add onion stir frying for 1-2 minutes, add garlic and stir fry until golden (1 minute)
  3. Tip onion etc into a bowl.
  4. Pour 2 tablespoons oil into wok and heat until smoking and add chicken pieces stir frying till coloured (3-4 minutes).
  5. Add sweet potato, onions, chilli, kaffir lime leaves, kecap manis, fish sauce and stir fry together for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add Thai basil leaves and pepper, stir fry for a minute.
  7. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.

Notes

  1. ABC brand Kecap manis is a sweet thick soy sauce. Squid brand Fish sauce really has no substitute for the salty pungent flavour. Both brands are available in supermarkets and Asian grocery stores.
  2. Kaffir lime leaves can be stored frozen.
  3. You can replace Thai basil leaves with sweet basil
  4. Adapted from Spirit House Chicken stir-fried with Thai basil and Kaffir lime leaves
  5. Kaffir lime leaf is in two parts, this is classed as 1 leaf

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 75Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 3mgSodium 705mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 2g

Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.

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