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quick fix |  Thai Basil Chicken

Thai basil, also called holy basil, has a slightly more pronounced anise flavor than sweet Italian basil. It's not commonly found in U.S. supermarkets, so unless you or someone you know is growing it in the garden (thanks Jessica for giving me a bunch!), you'll probably have to substitute with sweet basil. This a super-fast dish that's pretty much universally adored.


ingredients

2 boneless chicken breasts
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. water
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup fresh basil leaves
crushed red pepper to taste
time 
15-20 minutes

serves 2


1.
Trim excess fat off chicken. Slice into thin, bite-size pieces.
2. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a wok on medium-high. When the oil is hot, (to test: toss in a bit of garlic; if it sizzles the oil's ready) add the garlic and a dash or two of crushed red pepper; stir-fry for a minute or so. 
3. Add the chicken and cook until nearly done. The outside of the chicken will be white, but when you slice it open, you should still see a hint of pink.
4. Add the fish sauce, water, soy sauce and sugar. Cook for a minute or so. 
5. Add the basil leaves; stir-fry until the leaves are wilted. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice. 

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