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Thai Basil Chicken

Recipe for Thai Basil Chicken - This is a healthy, Thai-influenced dish that isn’t too spicy and has lots of texture, with the moist chicken and crunchy cashews.

Recipe for Thai Basil Chicken – This is a healthy, Thai-influenced dish that isn’t too spicy and has lots of texture, with the moist chicken and crunchy cashews.

Thai Basil Chicken
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Ingredients
  • chicken breast
  • red pepper
  • a fresh chilli
  • a dab of chilli bean paste
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • lemon grass (dried is fine)
  • sesame oil
  • dark soy sauce
  • baby limes
  • fresh basil (handful)
  • cashew nuts
Instructions
  1. Mash together a clove of garlic, a wedge of ginger, a chilli, the zest of half the baby lime and some sesame oil into a paste. Cut the chicken and mix it into the paste. Leave in the fridge for a little while to let the paste flavor the chicken.
  2. Heat some oil in a wok. Soften up some chopped red peppers and add the chicken. Move it about a bit, then add a dab of chili bean paste and a dash of dark soy sauce – not too much as you don’t want to darken the color of the dish. Add a couple of stalks of lemon grass. Season with a little salt and white pepper.
  3. Add chopped garlic and the cashew nuts. Toss it about a bit for another minute or so. For a saucier dish, you can add half a cup of chicken stock before this step.
  4. Remove the lemon grass stalks. Turn off the heat and scatter over some roughly-torn basil leaves. Don’t let the basil “cook” as it will go dark and not look good..
  5. Plate up, squeeze over a little of the lime and serve. Optionally drizzle some chilli oil for a bit more fire.
Notes

Feel free to use as much or as little of each ingredient as you like.

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Nutrition Information Compiled From VeryWell.com
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