Sunday, May 5, 2013

Spicy Basil Chicken

If you are looking for a simple and quick weeknight dinner I have the perfect recipe for you.

This spicy basil chicken takes 20 minutes to make and it is full of great flavor.
I loved it! 

What you need,

2 tsp. canola oil
¼ cup minced shallot
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 ¼ tsp. chili paste with garlic
1 tsp. water
½ tsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped

Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.

Add the shallots and garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.  Add the chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.

In a small bowl stir together the fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce, chili paste, salt, water and cornstarch.

Add sauce to cooked chicken and stir to coat. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens.

Stir in the fresh chopped basil.

Serve over rice.

I made some Szechuan Green Beans to go along with, they were to die for. I will share the recipe tomorrow!


Recipe from Cooking Light Magazine


  1. This looks great! Definitely going to add this to my list to try.

  2. this dish taste great! thanks a lot for the recipe...