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Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

From Try Something New


4 tsp. canola oil, divided
½ cup minced shallots
½ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
4 tsp . minced fresh garlic
1 lb ground chicken
2 Thai or serrano chiles, minced
1 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. dark brown sugar
2 tsp . lower-sodium soy sauce
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup basil leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
4 lime wedges


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add bell pepper; sauté 1 minute. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Remove shallot mixture from pan.

Add remaining 2 tsp. oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well. Return chicken to pan over medium heat. Add chiles; cook 1 minute. Add shallot mixture to pan. Stir in fish sauce and next 3 ingredients (through black pepper); cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove pan from heat; stir in basil and juice. Serve with lime wedges.