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Chicken, Thai with Basil Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken, Thai with Basil recipe? Learn how to make Chicken, Thai with Basil using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by shelleyle

Makes 4 servings



An abundance of whole basil leaves joins chicken and fiery red chilies for a quick, delicious, decidedly spicy stir-fry.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken, Thai with Basil

1 1/3 lb Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless cut into 1-by-2-inch pieces
2 tbsp Fish Sauce, (nam pla or nuoc mam)
1 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Water
1 1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 Onion, large cut into thin slices
1/4 tsp Pepper (Red Pepper Flakes)
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 c Basil Leaves, lightly packed

Recipe Directions for Chicken, Thai with Basil

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken with the fish sauce, soy sauce, water, and sugar. In a large nonstick frying pan or a wok, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in the chilies and garlic; cook, stirring, 30 seconds longer.

  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon and add it to the hot pan. Cook until almost done, stirring, about 3 minutes. Add the marinade and cook 30 seconds longer. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 C of the basil. Serve topped with the remaining 1/2 C basil.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Asian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 217.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
377
Calories from Fat
163
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.1g
28%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
134mg
45%
Sodium
1165mg
49%
Potassium
484mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
5.9g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
45.3g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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