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Thai Style Chicken Basil Stir Fry

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
Kris Mullen
An easy-to-make stir-fry that will bring the wonderful flavor of Thai cooking to your table.


  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 Tbs fish sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 green pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves


  • Heat the oil in a large wok over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they are translucent, about 2 minutes. Add sliced garlic cloves and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the chicken and cook until it is no longer pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and 1/3 cup of water. Stir frequently until liquid comes to a boil.
  • Stir in peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until liquid reduces to a saucy consistency.
  • Remove from heat and stir in basil until it is wilted.
  • Serve on a bed of rice or thin rice noodles.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 573
  Calories from Fat 114 (20%)
(19%)Total Fat 13g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(80%)Cholesterol 241mg
(26%)Sodium 627mg
(41%)Potassium 1441mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(197%)Protein 98g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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