Spicy Chicken With Peppers and Basil

"Courtesy of Rachael Ray, this recipe from Foodnetwork.com uses classic Thai flavors. Here for safe keeping/nutritional assessment."
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  • Place rice on the stovetop to cook, according to package directions.
  • Cut chicken on an angle across the breast into thin strips. Cut strips across into bite size pieces. Set chicken aside. Wash hands and cutting board.
  • When the rice is 6 or 7 minutes away from being done, begin your stir fry.
  • Heat a wok, wok shaped skillet, or large nonstick skillet over high heat. When the pan smokes, add wok or light cooking oil. Sprinkle in crushed pepper flakes. Add chicken and stir fry 2 minutes. Add onions, red bell peppers, and garlic and stir-fry for 1 or 2 more minutes. Add fish sauce. Remove the pan from heat and add basil. Toss chicken dish until basil wilts.
  • Serve chicken and peppers with prepared rice, salad with peanut dressing.

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  1. Amber
    Nice and spicy! I completely forgot about the hot sauce, but that was probably for the best. The fish oil was an interesting addition, but it tasted pretty good!
  2. Susie D
    The color in this recipe makes the plate a delight and is ready quickly. I had one red & one yellow pepper on hand so used them.We enjoyed the garlicky, salty sauce. I also included the fish sauce, but was too faint of heart to add 1/2 tsp crushed pepper flakes and more hot sauce. I served scrachai at the table instead. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
  3. gailanng
    A winning recipe that can use up the whole alphabet on just one title. Made for ZWT#8~Australia/Family Picks.
  4. Karelis
    My husband and I love it! Made a few changes. Use Wostershire Sauce instead of fish sauce.
  5. Srt
    I also this is a five-star winner. I couldn't believe how easy this was to prepare--slice chicken, chop peppers and onions and go! We don't like fish sauce so I substituted lite soy sauce. It was a wonderful dish with great flavor and beautiful color. I did use organic veggies from a farmers market which mean the veggies had much flavor. We'll definitely have this recipe on a regular basis--thanks for sharing!


  1. Karelis
    My husband and I love it! Made a few changes. Use Wostershire Sauce instead of fish sauce.


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