Thai Chicken With Basil

Total Time
15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
0 mins

An abundance of whole basil leaves joins chicken and fiery red chiles for a quick, delicious, and decidedly spicy stir-fry. Holy basil is the most authentic choice, but any variety will do. (From Food and Wine.)

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken with the fish sauce, soy sauce, water, and sugar.
  2. In a large nonstick frying pan or a wok, heat the oil over moderately high heat.
  3. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chiles and garlic; cook, stirring, 30 seconds longer.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon and add it to the hot pan.
  6. Cook until almost done, stirring, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add the marinade and cook 30 seconds longer.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the basil.
  9. Serve topped with the remaining 1/2 cup basil.