Stir-Fried Thai Chicken With Basil

Stir-Fried Thai Chicken With Basil
Stir-Fried Thai Chicken With Basil

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4

    pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves cut 2" by 1" pieces

  • 2

    tablespoons Asian fish sauce (nam pla or nuoc mam) (available in Asian grocery stores or from ethnicgrocer.com)

  • 1

    tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon water

  • 1

    packet sugar substitute

  • 2

    tablespoons canola oil

  • 3

    green onions thinly sliced

  • 3

    garlic cloves finely chopped

  • 1/4

    teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 1/4

    cups small basil leaves - (lightly packed) (preferably Asian variety)

Directions

Combine chicken, fish sauce, soy sauce, water and sugar substitute in a bowl and let stand 30 minutes. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Heat until hot but not smoking. Add green onion and stir-fry 2 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and pepper flakes and stir-fry 30 seconds. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon and add to onion mixture. Stir-fry until chicken is almost cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add the marinade and stir-fry mixture 30 seconds, until liquid boils. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup basil. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining basil. This recipe yields 4 servings. Carbohydrates: 3 grams Net Carbs: 2.5 grams Fiber: 0.5 grams Protein: 40.5 grams Fat: 9 grams Calories: 264

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