This is a quick and simple chicken dish that is sure to please. I thought the chicken tenders give the best performance for this dish, in both taste and cooking time. Just about five minutes in a hot wok, these nuggets of chicken are done for plating. The basil leaves give a beautiful fragrance and a bright green color. I didn't add any heat to this kid-friendly dish, but if you want to spice things up, just add slivers of spicy peppers such as Thai chili or jalepeno.
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RECIPE for 3-4 servings.
1 lb chicken tenders, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 handful of Thai basil, chopped
1/2 large red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbs oyster sauce
1/2 tbs fish sauce
1/2 tsp of sugar
Fresh cracked black pepper
Marinade chicken with oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar and pepper for a few minutes before cooking.
Heat up wok with some cooking oil. Then add garlic. Cook for 20 secs.
Add chicken to wok. Cook chicken in a single layer and cook without stirring for 2 mins. on one side. Then stir and cook for 3 more mins.
Add in bell pepper. Cook for 1 min.
Add in basil. Stir for 1 min. Then turn off heat.