Spicy Basil Chicken

  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 tsp. chili paste with garlic
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup sliced basil leaves
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add oil to pan, swirling to coat.  Add shallots and garlic to pan; cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.  Add chicken to  pan; cook 13 minutes or until chicken is done.  Combine fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce, chili paste, water, cornstarch and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Add fish sauce mixture to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring to coat chicken.  Remove from heat, stir in basil and enjoy!