Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thai Basil Chicken

This dish was inspired by my new favorite past time.... Wait for it.... Pinterest!! ;) I had a bunch of basil leftover from something else I had made one week and my hubby asked me if I could try to make one of his favorite thai dishes which is thai basil chicken. I had no idea how easy it would be to make! It turned out really well if I do say so myself ! ;)Here's what you will need to make this dish.                                                                                   Ingredients for 4: 1 lb. Ground chicken, 1 tsp. sweet chili garlic sauce (in international isle ),  1 Cup basil + 1/2 cup RESERVED-(chopped), 3 cloves of minced garlic  ( i just use the jar of minced garlic), 1 small thai chili (if you prefer, you can use 1 jalapeno pepper diced small- take out the seeds if you don't like spicy!!) , 2 T fish sauce (inter. isle) ,  1 T oyster sauce (inter. isle), 1 T soy sauce, 1 tsp. vinegar, 1 /2-1 tsp. red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like it ! :) ) 1/2 med onion chopped.                                                                                        Process all ingredients except the ground chicken, onion, and ONE T of the  FISH SAUCE  in a  mini food processor- if you don't have one of these just chop the basil and jalapeno or thai chili finely and stir with a whisk.  Take the other tablespoon of the fish sauce and add to the ground chicken and mix in well- let sit for around 10 minutes to soak in. Then, saute the onion in 1 tsp. olive oil and half of the basil mixture until cooked  through and no longer pink. Finally, add the remainder of the basil mixture to the chicken and incorporate into the chicken. Sprinkle the reserved basil on top and Cook another 3 minutes and that's it! :) Serve over Basmati or Jasmine rice and Enjoy!

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