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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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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. - 11/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good and easy to make - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 5/13/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good - 3/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!! - 3/19/07

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  • I agree with Cookiejam. You can use habaneros, but will miss out on the flavor of the chili and just get the HOT. Thai chilis are hot, but they have an elegant flavor habs do not. The concept of "fish sauce" really turned me off, until I ate Thai food. Soy sauce is a poor substitute. - 6/23/13

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  • Sounds yummy! I am going to try this! - 5/12/13

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  • Just wondering if you cut up the basil? - 11/20/12

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  • I made this for dinner last night. My husband and I liked this very much. - 8/16/12

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  • Turned out really well and was very easy to make! I'll be making this one again! - 6/18/12

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  • Sorry, Thai Chili is most commonly called Bird chili ( Prik Chi A), not birds eye (prik kii noo) which is small, hard and very hot. The prik kii noo has almost no flavor, only bitter heat. Birds eye is 1/4 the size of Bird chili. Most super markets list Bird chiles as "thai Chili" Check Whole Foods - 6/4/12

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  • My husband and I both love this recipe and serve it on white rice. YUMMY! P.S. We don't use the fish sauce. Also use red and green peppers instead of thai peppers. - 1/6/12

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  • OMG! This sounds very similar to a dish I used to get called Pad Ka Pao at Mekong Cafe! I love it and can't wait to try this at home! - 4/6/11

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  • Just made the dish and I used serrano peppers instead because I couldn't fit thai chiles. It made the dish very spicy but still good. Next time I'll only use one or maybe half the pepper but if you like spicy go for two peppers.....Yummy! - 1/25/11

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  • yummy, I didn't have the peppers and I added a bit of soy sauce.I also used dried basil since I didn't have any fresh on hand. Great recipe - 10/21/10

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  • Fun easy recipe. The kids LOVED having a use for their fresh basil leaves on the plant they have been growing. - 10/21/10

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  • sounds great..might do spices lighter... - 10/2/10

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  • Really great recipe. Thanks for sharing. I also did not have all the correct ingredients, but this is a great base for modification. - 9/22/10

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  • sounds great will definitely try - 9/20/10

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  • love it! - 9/18/10

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  • Very small portions! - 9/18/10

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  • love the ingreients of this receipe , - 9/18/10

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  • sounds tasty can't wait to try tonite - 9/18/10

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  • I have never used fish or oyster sauce, but I am always up for something new, so I may give this a try. - 9/18/10

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  • DH and I love Thai food, have even traveled there, and I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks to all those before me who had great sub suggestions! - 7/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i have been making this same dish for years and its my favorite and the easiest thai dish to make.. so yummy!! - 6/23/10

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  • This was very tasty! hot! Used soya sauce instead couldn't find oyster sauce and it was still good. - 2/7/10

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  • I almost used a serrano, but wasn't sure of any flavor difference, so I opted against any pepper at all, using extra chili powder at that point of the recipe, the lower heat was just right for our 8 year old. My hubby would have liked it better if it was 'saucy'. I LOVED the flavor! - 11/5/09

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  • I noticed a mild taste of something that was very like licorice. I smelled each of the ingredients seperately and can't pinpoint it. Can anyone else perhaps provide some insight? I'd like to try again, but perhaps change that flavor a bit. - 10/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have not tried this recipe yet, but it sounds extremely good. I love Thai food and I love Basil. - 9/21/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thx - 9/19/09

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  • I left out the peppers.It's good but I won't make it every week.Maybe once a month. - 9/19/09

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  • Grat! Thanx for the recipe. - 9/18/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good and tasty!! - 9/18/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good....might try. - 9/18/09

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  • With peppers how much of a kick does this have? - 9/18/09

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  • Can't wait to try this recipe. We LOVE spcy in our house and this sounds delicious. I grow 5 kinds of hot peppers in pots on my patio so I can decide which to use in this recipe. Will serve over brown rice. Thanks!! - 7/29/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds like somthing I would like - 7/24/09

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  • Great recipe. I will make it again. - 7/21/09

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  • I'm going to try this. It sounds yummy and SO low-calorie. That's what I love: foods with high flavor, but low in calories and fats. - 7/20/09

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  • Good, interesting recipe. Probably a little spicy for most. Also, the fish sauce can be a little overwhelming. - 6/4/09

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  • a bit spicy, but very good. My boyfriend loved it. - 1/6/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds a bit spicy for my tummy. *S* - 11/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love Thai food and will definitely try this recipe soon. - 11/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious - 11/20/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great and I will probably try it after Thanksgiving as a treat! What are Thai peppers, my local grocery store usually sells fish/oyster sauce in the Asian section, very tasty! - 11/20/08

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  • what are thai peppers? - 11/20/08

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  • you can oyster/fish sauce in asian grocery stores. - 11/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this sounds great YUMMY - 11/20/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe looks great... I have a couple of questions though... I've never cooked with Fish or oyster sauce. Where do you find that in the grocery store?? Secondly what are Thai Peppers? Thanks! - 11/20/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am printing this one out for us to try. We have all those ingredients & love Thai food. Thanx! - 11/20/08

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  • Quick and tasty. - 11/20/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    You are right--it is quick and easy to make--but i would rather spend more time and get more taste - 11/20/08

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