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Thai Chicken with Basil


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped unsalted, roasted peanuts


  1. Cut each breast half into 4 pieces.
  2. Heat oil in work or 12-inch skillet until hot. Cook and stir garlic and peppers over medium-high heat until garlic is golden brown.
  3. Add chicken; stir-fry until chicken is done, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in fish sauce and sugar.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients.
  6. Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.

Yields 4 servings.


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