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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 114.5
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.4 mg
  • Sodium: 568.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Thai Basil Chicken with Broccoli

Submitted by: JLUM007


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 tbsp oil
    2 tsp garlic, minced
    2-3 Thai peppers, sliced
    1 cup onion cut in fine wedges
    1/2 lb chicken breast
    2 cups broccoli
    1 tsp sugar
    1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
    1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
    1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder
    1 cup fresh basil

Directions

Cut chicken into 1/8 slices.
Cut broccoli into bite-size pieces.
Heat wok with oil, fry garlic until fragrant and add onions, pepper and chicken.
Stir-fry chicken until it just turns white.
Add broccoli and fry for about 1-2 minutes and add sugar, fish sauce, oyster sauce and chili powder.
Stir in basil and cook until basil begins to wilt. Dish and serve warm with rice.
You can use asparagus instead of broccoli.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JLUM007.






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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I, too, had to look up "Thai chile" and learned that a serrano can be a substitute. According to Thai Kitchen website, it is "The most common hot chili in Thailand, a small slender chili called prik kii noo or "bird's eye chili," rated the second hottest chili, coming in just under the habanero." - 1/18/09

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    When using Thai bird chilies seed and get as much membrane out to reduce heat, however it still will be very hot so adjust amount and slice paper thin. Bird chilies have a flavor that should not be missed if they are available. Some Asian markets have them pickled...Chef Jim
    Use oil+soap for hands. - 7/19/09

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Not a fan of fish sauce. I substituted soy sauce instead and it was great. I like spicy so that worked well for me. Also a portion of chicken is only 2 oz., I don't think that's very realistic unless you cut itinto half in. cubes instead of slices and stir fry that way. - 7/19/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good, but it took about 3 servings worth plus 1/2 cup of rice to get full! :) I would say this recipe serves 2 (or 1 for dinner with a smaller portion left for lunch the next day). Very tasty. And I just used a jalapeno for the chile. - 4/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this this week and had enough left overs to take in my lunch for work. My husband also LOVED it and he is a fussy eater...I recommend it to everyone! - 1/20/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Jenvose asked what it was that had a slight licorice flavor. Thai Basil can have that taste. Regular basil not so. - 9/18/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy, and I love Thai food so I will try it but checking the nutritional breakdown that you have it says 10 calories for 2oz of chicken? I get 60 calories from 2oz of boneless chicken which would make it 164 calories for a 2oz portion. - 9/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious!!! Thanks for sharing. I didn't have any oyster sauce but it still turned out very tasty. - 3/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely amazing and VERY quick to make. - 8/15/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    WOW. Fantastic! I added all colors of bell peppers, Chinese peas and snap peas. Doubled the sauce plus added 1 t each of hoisin and soy sauces and used 13 ounces chicken. Never thought my fam would like the fish/oyster sauce but (hiding the labels) they prefered that to the soy/hoisin mixture. YUM! - 11/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Freaking delicious! (I'm eating it RIGHT NOW...) I'll admit, I had a moment of consternation as I tried to figure out what a "Thai Pepper" was, but that's okay. I ended up using an eighth of a bell pepper instead (as I'm a bit wussy when it comes to spice) and some red chili flakes. Nommers! - 9/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Actually my family doesn't do hot well so we used bell peppers and left the chili powder out. It is great! - 7/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe because it was a way to use the abundant basil growing in my garden now. Hubby and I were awed at how good it was. Only had hoisin sauce and soy sauce on hand, so subbed those. Subbed 2 chili pequins for the bird pepper. Next time more! I'll also try with shrimp and tofu. - 7/21/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sodium is a little high, but this entree is delicious. - 7/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was really good. A tad spicy! - 5/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was soooo GOOD. I can't believe how great this came out. This is one of my new favorites. THANK YOU!! - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hooray for this fantastic recipe. Next time I make it I am going to double the spices. Really a winner! - 1/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Deliciously spicy and good! I put it over rice noodles and added water chesnuts. Yummy! - 11/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made this last night!! Delicious:) I had it over 3/4 cup of jasmine rice. The only thing I changed was that I used extra virgin olive oil (2tbs) and I made it two servings instead of four. Need a little more for dinner:) Anyone who said the taste was low use the evoo instead of a light olive oil - 11/18/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Liked the sound of the recipe, but was worried about having to get fish & oyster sauce for one recipe. Members helped there ,I have soy sauce and jalapenos. I'll make this one tomorrow. Thanks Vi - 9/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely try it. I will probably substitute broccoli for asparagus and use soya sauce instead of fish sauce. - 9/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We really enjoyed this. No oyster sauce so i just sub'd low sodium soy. Served over a little brown rice. - 7/21/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! For those who found it too spicy, use jalapeno peppers. I will use a Thai blend of spices (Spice Hunter) and true Thai basil. Thai basil does have a more pronounced anise flavor thaen sweet/green.Italian basils. Can't wait! Thanks - 7/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Super recipe, thanks - 1/6/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! My husband loved it. I will make this again and again. - 11/20/08

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