My husband loves Basil Chicken! He loves it so much, that he just HAD have it for Father’s Day when we went to his favorite Thai restaurant. I’m thinking of surprising him one night, so I thought I’d start looking for a recipe, and I found this one for Spicy Basil Chicken that should do nicely. It’s very quick and easy to make, and I’m sure that my family will love it. I just love spicy food, but if that’s not your thing, then you can just leave out the jalapeno chilies. Still tastes GREAT either way!
You can even serve it with some brown rice or Sautéed Snow Peas and Peppers (click here for that recipe) for some added flair.
Thanks to My Recipes for having these recipes to share with everyone.
Here is what you’ll need to make Spicy Basil Chicken:
2 teaspoons canola oil1/4 cup minced shallots3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced6 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces1 tablespoon fish sauce2 teaspoons sugar2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce1 1/4 teaspoons chile paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek)1 teaspoon water1/2 teaspoon cornstarch1/8 teaspoon salt1/3 cup sliced basil leaves