Recipe by Valery K.
"This delicious recipe most closely resembles my favorite Thai restaurant's Ground Chicken Basil. I've searched for recipes, but none gave this authentic taste. It's quick, and easy too! Serve with steamed rice if you like."
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ground chicken breast
Thai chiles, sliced into thin rings
black soy sauce
fresh basil leaves
I would have given this recipe 5 stars but I did have to do some additions of my own. With the extra's I have to admit this dish is going into "my favorete's" recipe book. First, I didn't have any peanut oil or Thai chili's so I used 2 tbsp sesame oil and 3tbsp. of sweet chili sauce instead. As for the garlic it sounded like a bit much so I just used 5 large cloves minced. The additions where 1/2 green pepper sliced, 1/2 red pepper sliced, 1/2 white onion sliced, 2 carrots peeled/ julienned, and 1/2 lime zest/juice which were added before the basil and allowed to cook coverd on med-low heat for about 5-10 mins. Since I did add these extra's I also upped the amount of soy sauce to 3 tsp. and the fish sauce to 3 tbsp. Served with Jasmine rice and garnished with lime wedges and green onion. Sooo good. I think I will stay home for Thai more often.
This was quite good, and quite quick and easy to make. Made this because we just bought a potted Thai basil plant; Thai basil is not the same plant as regular basil, and this recipe will not taste authentic without it. Note too that "black soy sauce" is NOT the same as regular soy sauce, but more like ketjap manis (thick and sweet).
My husband and I loved this recipe. Per other reviews, I made the following changes: in place of peanut oil, used sesame oil, used about 5 cloves of minced garilc, used lean ground turkey in place of the ground chicken, used 3T of sweet chili sauce in place of the Thai chiles, 3 teaspoons of lite soy sauce, 3T of fish sauce, used the juice of 1/2 a lime, sliced up 1/2 green bell pepper, 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 onion, and julienned 2 baby carrots. Next time I will add more basil since it does shrink up a lot, and if you like it spicy add some red pepper flakes to taste. Excellent!
I went to lunch at a Thai restaurant the other day and my friend ordered this dish. She let me taste it and I wished I had ordered it. This recipe came very close in flavor to the restaurant's. I didn't have any Thai chiles on hand, so I used jalapenos. Also added some ketsap manis, and some bok choy, just because we love it. I really liked this dish but it was a bit too hot for my husband. He didn't think he would like ground chicken and was surprised to find that he did. I will make this again, but will tone down the heat.
This was fantastic! I wondered about it, but decided to take a chance, and I'm glad I did. My husband especially loved it. I had dried (from the garden) basil, but it was still excellent. What a switch for a meal! The basil, chicken, and other spices just blend so well together. I don't think using ground pork or beef would give it the same flavor and character. If you have some ground chicken, take a chance on this one!
Very yummy! I made minor changes to suit what i had on hand. I used ground turkey instead of chicken, I didn't have the thai peppers, so I used Lee Kum Kee Chili pepper sauce. I added some shredded cabbage as I was sauteeing the garlic...it was a great addition! We ate this in lettuce wraps.This would be great in potstickers also. Great base recipe! I would highly recommend!
I subbed 2 TB diced jalapenos for the thai chiles and added a tsp of thai chile paste. Only had a little fresh basil around, so I supplemented that with cilantro. Turned out great (3* HOT) and served on a bed of cabbage, it tasted like "larb gai."
I was not sure we could pull this off sucessfully with the limited ingredients we had, but regular soy sauce and sweet thai chili sause worked great and we put it on a bed of baby spinach borrowing the idea of wraps from the other reviewer. Smelling like garlic is worth it for this one.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Thai Ground Chicken Basil
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 96
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