Spicy Basil Chicken

Mains | 30 Minutes or Less | Poultry

SERVES 4 - START TO FINISH: Under 20 Minutes
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Spicy Basil Chicken

2 teaspoons peanut oil
1 pound ground chicken
1 (8-ounce) package sliced button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
½ cup fresh basil leaves (Sweet Basil or Thai Basil), sliced in thin ribbons
½ cup sliced green onions
1 medium-size hot red pepper, seeded and chopped
½ cup low sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce
½ teaspoon Sriracha sauce, or more to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Hot steamed rice, for serving if desired

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and mushrooms and stir and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Break up chicken into small pieces as you stir.
2. Add the garlic, basil, green onions and red pepper. Toss to mix well and wilt basil, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
3. In a small bowl, combine chicken broth, soy, fish and Sriracha sauces and cornstarch and whisk well. Add to skillet and stir and cook until sauce thickens slightly. Adjust seasoning with additional Sriracha Sauce, if necessary. Serve immediately over hot steamed rice, if desired.

Spicy Basil Chicken

Approximate Values Per Serving (not including rice) : 283 calories , 11 g fat (3 g saturated), 101 mg cholesterol, 36 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 985 mg sodium

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