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Skinny Spicy Basil Chicken

This is another recipe that I cooked for work, so I am not sure how it turned out, but I do know it looked and smelled delicious.  I think I am going to try using the same sauce recipe in the near future on a veggie stir fry, or dry fried tofu.  I loved the colorful basil in here and this recipe is super healthy and low calorie.  It clocks in around 291 calories for just under a cup of chicken (3/4 cup), and only 7 points if you are counting on weight watchers.  I found this recipe on Eat Yourself Skinny, which is a fabulous recipe if you are watching what you eat.  She is so creative in making meals more low calorie and healthy, and I have pinned soooo many of her recipes. I can’t wait to try them all- she even has baked goods and desserts!! Yum!  I have minimal pictures for this post because it went so quick, and there were really only a few steps in making this.  Enjoy!

Ingredients and cooking process- so quick and easy!

Skinny Spicy Basil Chicken
  1. 2 tsp. canola oil
  2. 1/4 cup minced shallots
  3. 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  4. 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  5. 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  6. 2 tsp. sugar
  7. 2 tsp. lower-sodium soy sauce
  8. 1 1/4 tsp. chili paste with garlic
  9. 1 tsp. water
  10. 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  11. 1/8 tsp. salt
  12. 1/3 cup sliced basil leaves
  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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!
Domestic Superhero


  1. It sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it :)

  2. pamasaurus says:

    This looks amazing!!! Pinning it for future use 😉


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