Spicy Basil Chicken
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Spicy Basil Chicken

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce more if you want it really spicy
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup of sliced basil leaves


  • Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shallots to the pan; cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the chicken to the pan; cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring often, until cooked through. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Combine the fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, water, and cornstarch together, stirring with a whisk. Add the mixture to the chicken, and cook for 1 minute or until the mixture thickens, stirring to coat chicken. Remove from heat then add the fresh basil. Serve immediately. Enjoy.