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Thai Chicken with Basil

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Get authentic Thai flavor in only 20 minutes. Fish sauce, chiles, fresh basil, fresh mint and peanuts give this dish exotic flavor.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1
tablespoon canola or soybean oil
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
red or green jalapeño chiles, seeded, finely chopped
1
tablespoon fish sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce
1
teaspoon sugar
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1
tablespoon chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cut each chicken breast into 4 pieces.
  • 2 Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add oil; heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, garlic and chilies in oil 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Stir in fish sauce and sugar. Sprinkle with basil, mint and peanuts.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 210
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 1 1/2g
  • Sodium 430mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Poultry is a good source of pantothenic acid, a B vitamin. This nutrient helps release energy from carbohydrates we eat.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 09/26/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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