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Delicious Spicy Basil Chicken Recipe
Add a little zip to your next family dinner!
This Spicy Basil Chicken recipe is a terrific dish you’ll want to put on repeat! With tender chunks of chicken sautéed in a lightly sweet and spicy sauce with plenty of fresh garlic, basil and minced shallots. Serve with a steaming bowl of rice for a filling and tasty meal.
Quick, easy and on the table in about 30 minutes!
Okay don’t judge – I put a chicken and rice dish in an Asian noodle bowl.
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Spicy Basil Chicken
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/2 cup minced shallots
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar, optional
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sliced basil leaves, plus more for garnish
- Sliced green onions for garnish
- Jasmine rice for serving
- In a small bowl combine the fish sauce, sugar, honey soy sauce, chili sauce, water, cornstarch and salt. Whisk until blended, set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté the shallots and garlic for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the chicken and cook about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until done.
- Add the fish sauce mixture to the pan and cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Stir to coat the chicken and remove from the heat. Add the basil leaves and stir to combine. Serve with rice and garnish with sliced green onions.
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Here’s a link to the chili garlic sauce used in this recipe.
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