Sweet Thai Basil Chicken
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Serves: 5 servings
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 red or orange bell peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp chili paste (sambal oelek)
  • 1 cup fresh basil, roughly torn
  • 5 cups steamed white rice, for serving
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the chicken. Season with black pepper. Cook chicken for about 5 minutes or until cooked through, breaking up into crumbles as it cooks. Add the garlic, ginger, peppers, and cashews; cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Pour in the soy sauce, fish sauce, chili paste, and honey. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the sauce thickens, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil. Serve the chicken and sauce over rice.
Recipe from Half Baked Harvest
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅕ recipe served over 1 cup cooked white rice Calories: 543 Fat: 12.6 Carbohydrates: 68.0 Sugar: 14.8 Fiber: 2.0 Protein: 30.2 Cholesterol: 64
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2020/03/sweet-thai-basil-chicken/