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An abundance of whole basil leaves joins chicken and fiery red chiles for a quick, delicious,and decidedly spicy stir-fry. Holy basil is the most authentic choice, but any variety will do. Plus:  More Chicken Recipes and Tips 

Food & Wine
April 2013

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Credit: © Ben Dearnley

Recipe Summary

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the chicken with the fish sauce, soy sauce, water, and sugar.In a large nonstick frying pan or a wok, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in the chiles and garlic; cook, stirring, 30 seconds longer.

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  • Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon and add it to the hot pan. Cook until almost done, stirring, about 3 minutes. Add the marinade and cook 30 seconds longer. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the basil. Serve topped with the remaining 1/2 cup basil.

Notes

Available at Asian markets and many supermarkets

Suggested Pairing

Look for a rich but dry white wine, such as a Pinot Gris from the Alsace region in France.

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