Thai Chicken with Basil

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Recipe uses chicken breasts, Thai fish sauce, chiles, soy sauce and basil.
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  • Serves 2

Ingredients

    • 1 lb Skinless, boneless chicken -breast cut into small cubes
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped garlic
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chili pepper -(serrano or jalapeno)
    • 2 tablespoon Fish sauce (nam pla or nuoc-mam, available in oriental-markets)
    • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 1/2 cup fresh Thai basil
    • 1 medium red sweet bell pepper - cut -into thin strips
    • 1 medium carrot - cut into thin-strips

Instructions

Cut chicken into fingernail size cubes - set aside Chop garlic - set aside.

Mince chili pepper - set aside Cut bell pepper and carrots into thin strips. Mix Fish sauce, soy sauce and water together, set aside. Measure out sugar; set aside.

Heat wok or deep skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat pan. Drop a piece of garlic into pan, if it sizzles immediately, the oil is ready.

Add the rest of the garlic and toss briefly. Add the minced chili and toss until the garlic begins to turn golden, 15 sec.

Add cubed chicken, and stir fry until flesh changes color, about 1 minute.

Add fish sauce mixture and stir fry to combine well with meat, about 1minute. Add sugar and stir fry for another 30 seconds.

Add basil and sliced bell peppers and carrots and toss. Stir fry until the basil begins to wilt.

Transfer to serving bowl - serve hot.
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