Spicy Basil Chicken

Photo by Samara A.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    teaspoons canola oil $

  • 1/4

    cup minced shallots

  • 3

    garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 6

    (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1

    tablespoon fish sauce

  • 2

    teaspoons sugar $

  • 2

    teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 1/4

    teaspoons chile paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek)

  • 1

    teaspoon water

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/3

    cup sliced basil leaves

  • Brown Rice with Sesame

  • Sauteed Snow Peas and Peppers

Directions

. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots and garlic to pan; cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add chicken to pan; cook 13 minutes or until chicken is done. Combine fish sauce and the next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add fish sauce mixture to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring to coat chicken. Remove from heat. Stir in basil.

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