Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

  • Anthony2225 Posted: 05/22/13
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    Great recipe! Tons of flavor and very easy to make.

  • MoJo2013 Posted: 01/08/13
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    This recipe was so good that my husband went the very next day and got more chicken! I didn't have chiles so I used chili/garlic sauce instead. I realized we didn't have any fresh basil, so used dried. I'm sure it would be much better with fresh! I also added sliced green onion for more color. Even spoon over lettuce for a salad, it was wonderful!! Thanks for publishing this!

  • Badger53705 Posted: 04/26/13
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    Terrific flavor, fast and easy to make.

  • dmsalley11 Posted: 03/23/13
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    Tastes even better when you add fresh ginger to the shallot mixture.

  • RCPMfan Posted: 01/02/13
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    My husband and I liked this recipe a lot. We used Serrano chiles and de-seeded them; next time we will probably leave the seeds in, as I would like a bit more spice. We used Bibb lettuce for wraps - very easy and tasty. We'll be adding this one in to our regular rotation.

  • hobinrall1 Posted: 01/05/13
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    Made this with ground turkey. Turned out pretty good. Seemed to need a bit more of the sauce, though. Added a little more. Also, made a 'dipping' sauce with hoisin, fish sauce, garlic chili paste, and lime juice. That really added a lot!

  • Ralacey Posted: 01/07/13
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    Absolutely delicious! So much flavor for such a healthy meal. I used Red Thai Chili peppers and it was pretty spicy.

  • IloveBikram Posted: 07/09/13
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    Went to my local farmer's market on Sunday and a found a vendor with Thai Basil (home grown) which I love, love, love (did I mention I love Thai Basil). Have made this recipe before using plain basil which was very good as well. Using the Thai Basil really brought out a brightness in the dish. Doubled the sauce as suggested by others. Also upped the veggies by adding a cup of fresh green beans (another farmers market find). Served in lettuce cups with brown rice on the side. My husband even had seconds and he claims he does not like green beans LOL :)

  • gidget265 Posted: 01/20/13
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    We loved this. Used 2X the veg and 2X the sauce with 1 lb chicken. Husband said he'd eat this again - which doesn't sound like much, but trust me, it is. We'll eat this regularly!

  • Bridgetnb Posted: 03/25/13
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    I was disappointed in this recipe after reading all the positive reviews. I even doubled the sauce. It was bland. I don't know how a recipe with serranos, limes, and fish sauce can be bland, but it was. It needed more of a sweetness to bring out the different flavors. I added some hoison and that seemed to help but would not be making this again.

  • Jaymie Posted: 03/03/13
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    Delicious! Like some other reviewers, I doubled the sauce. Easy, healthy, husband loved it also. Great for leftovers.

  • coravd Posted: 01/22/13
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    Fantastic! Made a few minor changes- mostly because we had an extra person for dinner. Used 1.25 pounds of meat. Doubled the sauce items (fish sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce). Added 2 teaspoons more garlic, mostly because we love garlic! Served with rice with sesame oil in a large cabbage leaf. If you love spicy, put the serranos in with all of the seeds! Amazing!

  • MaryBP Posted: 03/03/13
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    I thought this was really good, too. I added Worchestershire sauce and Rice Wine in place of the fish sauce, and used fresh chicken, cut up into very small pieces. I also doubled the sauce. I served this over brown rice. The only thing I would have done different is chop up the basil leaves more finely. This recipe definitely makes the rotation!

  • ann847 Posted: 04/27/13
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    My family really liked this. Even my 2 year old liked the idea of the lettuce wrap. Definitely double the sauce. Don't skip the fish sauce or the basil because they really lend the authentic flavors for Thai food. I used less serrano (for my kids) and the multi-colored baby peppers because I had them on hand. Will definitely make again.

  • dakittycat Posted: 01/07/13
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    Great recipe. Changes I made to the recipe: chopped, versus sliced, the red bell pepper; used ground turkey instead of chicken, used 1 versus 2 Thai chiles (and it was plenty spicy), used Thai basil instead of regular basil, and I doubled the sauce based on others' review. I will make it again just as I prepared it tonight. Tasty!!

  • MrsDES85 Posted: 02/15/13
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    Followed the recipe but substituted crushed red pepper for the Serrano chiles. This is awesome! We used them as lettuce wraps with butter lettuce. Definitely in the weekly rotation!!

  • willisonjk Posted: 01/08/13
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    Definitely needed more crunch, so I added peanuts at the end. I couldnt find the ground chicken so I used finely cut up chicken breast.

  • atlantissg Posted: 01/03/13
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    loved it. We omitted the fish sauce and added extra bell peppers. Tasty and easy- perfect for our family with 2 toddlers!

  • promogal Posted: 01/30/13
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    Didn't care for this too much. Nothing special. But don't go by me - the other people that cooked it seemed to love it.

  • Phillygirl2 Posted: 01/28/13
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    Delicious! Prep tip: use food processor to mince shallots, garlic and Serrano chiles (separately). Will definitely make again.

  • Musicphan Posted: 01/07/13
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    Overall I thought it was a great dish and will make again but add some type of crunch, something like water chestnuts. I used ground turkey thighs for the protein - it was the only option. Make sure to use fish sauce! It stinks but its a huge flavor enhancer. Two Serrano peppers with seeds was spicy.

  • vasajr Posted: 06/04/13
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    Amazing! This is my third time making it. I don't add the chiles and fish sauce. I added diced fresh ginger, carrots, and tamari soy sauce. Incredible flavors on top of the boston or bib lettuce. Quick to cook, but prep (dicing everything) takes some time. Could prep ingredients ahead of time and have ready to cook for a dinner party.

  • bbhcpa Posted: 01/25/13
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    easy and great

  • Fran0831 Posted: 01/07/13
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    Really enjoyed, this simple to make dish. I used ground turkey, extra low sodium soy sauce instead of the fish sauce and used up Jalapenos that I had on hand. Also added a little Sambal Oolek to spice up the flavor

  • SeattleSheri Posted: 01/10/13
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    Cooked the recipe as-is and thought it was really good!

  • gfaithd Posted: 02/24/13
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    Definitely double the sauce! You'll probably want to drink it. The recipe doesn't make much, so if you're planning to squeeze four servings out of it, you'll want a filling side or two.

  • JanaTalt Posted: 02/10/13
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    One of the tastiest, and spiciest Cooking Light recipes I've tried! Definitely full of flavor and easy to make. De-seed the peppers if you don't want the heat! Like this better than my favorite Chinese restaraunt's lettuce wraps!

  • Ncox8922 Posted: 04/23/13
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    Excellent meal. I tripled the sauce because I used 1.5 lbs of ground chicken. This truly was a great and tasty meal. Just enough spice - and we cleaned our plates. This is definitely going into my favorite recipes folder. The basil added at the end was so good. Thumbs up!

  • DRW123 Posted: 01/06/13
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    This was VERY good! Would suggest doubling the sauce or having a dipping sauce as others suggest because it was a bit dry (but did not take away from the great flavor). Also made it with tofu, and my vegan daughter could not get enough. (For the tofu, I used a firm block, drained/pressed dry; cut into lg cubes; tossed in cornstarch then pressed into Furikake - Japanese sesame & seaweed blend; and fried until well browned and crunchy in canola oil. Followed everything else in the recipe). Highly recommended!!

  • lbelli01 Posted: 05/19/13
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    This was so good my son wanted to make it for his girlfriends family. And he did.

  • ttsholland Posted: 01/31/14
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    just ok for me, didn't have enough kick, I better when I added sriracha sauce. Too plain, I won't make this again

  • Akc1965 Posted: 10/13/13
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    Very tasty recipe!!! Fresh and flavorful.

  • Jazdeg Posted: 01/15/14
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    My family loved this dish. I used cut up chicken breast and I doubled the sauce recipe based on what others said. Next time, I would triple the sauce.

  • CarrieLMB Posted: 01/27/14
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    Unusual blend of flavors. Tasty.

  • pvjon13 Posted: 01/14/14
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    This recipe came out amazing. This was the first time I have tried to make Spicy Basil Chicken and my wife loved it. Loved it so much she specially requested that i make it again.

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