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Chilli and basil chicken

5
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
A warm and tangy sauce smothers juicy chicken and crunchy greens that will send your tastebuds into overdrive

Ingredients

sesame oil

1 tbs

skinless chicken breast

450 g, fat trimmed, thinly sliced, (buy 500g)

red onion

1 medium, cut into thin wedges

red capsicum

1 medium, thinly sliced

green beans

150 g, halved

snow peas

150 g, halved

soy sauce

2 tbs

sweet chilli sauce

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

lime juice

2 tbs

fresh basil

¼ cup(s), (Thai), torn

Instructions

  1. Heat a wok over high heat. Add half the oil and heat for 5 seconds. Stir-fry chicken, in batches, for 2–3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Reheat wok over high heat. Add remaining oil and heat for 5 seconds. Stir-fry onion and capsicum for 3–4 minutes or until softened. Add beans, peas and 2 tablespoons water and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Return chicken to wok with soy and sweet chilli sauces and juice. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in basil. Serve.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed Jasmine rice. TIP: Thai basil has jagged green leaves, purplish stems and a slight aniseed flavour. If unavailable you can use regular green basil.

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