Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chili Chicken and Basil

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Thai bird chilies or serrano chilies
1 tsp soy sauce
2 cups loosely packed fresh basil
1 tbsp fish sauce
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tbsp peanut oil or canola oil
1/2 tbsp red-chili paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp fresh cracked pepper

1. Finely chop the garlic and chilies, then use the side of your knife to press them together into a rough paste. (Add a pinch of salt to make this process easier.)
2. Preheat a wok or stainless-steel saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and the garlic-chili paste you just made, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes (be careful not to burn the garlic). Chop the chicken into small pieces and add them to the pan, cooking until they're lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, red-chili paste, and sugar, and continue to cook until the chicken is done all the way through, another 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add the pepper and basil, and cook until the basil is just wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

22 comments:

  1. totally going to try this one. I love basil.

    Whats the calories?

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  2. That looks so yummy:)
    Thanks,sweetie:)

    Kisses

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  3. oh boy...this looks and sounds great!

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  4. Your blog is so informative and entertaining. I am in a desperate need of an inspiration to cook new recipes. Your blog may save my family from eating the same old things over and over again.

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  5. that sounds good, the best part is that is doesn't take an hour to prepare. Love tasty and easy meals!
    Catita

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  6. Oh my goodness, just when I needed a recipe for chicken, Love it!

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  8. Oh yummy! I love anything with basil and this sounds delicious!

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  9. My Mum is going out of town next week and I can't cook at all. I need a quick vegetarian recipe I can eat all day long, for the entire week. Do I sound manic. I can cook 2 minute noodles...

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  10. yummy! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  11. That looks so yummy! I love anything with basil!!

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  12. oooh yum! i have 1lb of chicken just waiting for something yummy to happen to it!

    p.s. im grabbing your button :)

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  13. Yummy, yummy! Gotta try this:-).

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  14. that's so yummy. i want to try this right away.

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