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Thai-Style Basil Chicken

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Thai-Style Basil Chicken

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  • Gluten Free
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In every bite you get saltiness, spice, a freshness from the lime

  • 25 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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Yet another simple, quick and delicious recipe to exercise my love affair with the wok.

This one comes from Wok Every Day, an incredibly versatile cookbook that has recipes for all styles and genres of cooking, all using your wok.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of cooking with Thai basil, it is fragrant and has pointed leaves.  It has a stronger flavor than typical basil, and has a slight taste of licorice.  I was able to find it at my local market.  If you cannot seem to find it, substituting regular basil would be just fine.

To be honest, I was a little skeptical of how much I would like this dish.  All that fish sauce and lime — let’s just say I was a little sketched out.  I thought it would be salty, fishy and overly acidic.

But I was really pleasantly surprised.  In every bite you get saltiness, spice, a freshness from the lime, and a deep herby flavor from the Thai basil.  For being so simple, it tastes quite complex.

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Adrienne

Tried and tested recipes I really make for my family and friends. Really. Simple, hearty comfort food made with fresh, local ingredients.

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