Friday’s Food For Thought – Thai Chicken With Basil Stir Fry

March 23rd, 2012 by sivodd

Thai Chicken with Basil Stir Fry

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1 quart water
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4-5 chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced (I use Galangal, If you can find it)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 3 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh basil leaves

Preparation:

  • Bring rice and water to a boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes. (This rice tends to cook very fast)
  • In a bowl, mix the coconut milk, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, and red pepper flakes.
  • In a skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, ginger, (galangal), chili peppers and garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Mix in chicken strips, and cook about 3 minutes, until browned. Stir in the coconut milk sauce. Continue cooking until sauce is reduced be about 1/3. Mix in mushrooms, green onions, and basil, and cook until heated through. Serve over the cooked rice.

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Lisa

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