I’ve had an abundance of Thai basil in my garden this year and these Thai Basil Chicken Phyllo Rolls were a great way to put the basil to use. Chicken is combined with garlic, ginger, lemongrass, bell pepper, Thai basil, and seasonings; wrapped in phyllo sheets; and baked. If you don’t feel like wrapping them, the filling can be served with rice for a quick meal.
Thai Basil (Horapha, Hun Que) is a type of sweet basil with purple stems, purple flowers, and small narrow green leaves. It is originally from Southeast Asia and common in Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian cuisine. Horapha is the sweeter of the Thai basils, with a hint of anise flavor. I have seen Thai basil at the local Asian food market, but I enjoy growing my own during the summer. I have been able to find the plants and seeds from Home Depot. The seeds are also available on Amazon: Organic Thai Basil and David’s Herb Basil Asian Sweet Thai .