I'm back on my Asian cooking kick.
Not that I ever left that kick-- I can rarely get enough of any Asian dish-- but I'm back sharing recipes.
This one, is probably my all-time favorite. The flavors were incredible and although the dish tastes complex, it's pretty simple.
thai lime chicken stir fry recipe found here
2 chicken breasts
2 bell peppers, one red, one green, sliced thin
1 small white onion, peeled and diced
1/4 cup fresh basil (Thai basil, if you can find it)
2 tbs cooking oil
brown or white rice
3 green onions, sliced
1 tsp siriacha (add more for more heat)
6 lime leaves, cut lengthwise (available fresh or frozen at Asian grocery stores)
juice of 1 lime
4 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil (Thai basil, again, if you can find it)
** handful of fresh cilantro (optional)
2 tbs fish sauce
3 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs cooking oil (I use coconut)
Create the sauce by adding all sauce ingredients to food processor or blender and blending until smooth. Add more sugar or more soy sauce to get the sweet-salty ratio you want.
Pour oil into a pan and heat for a minute or two on medium high.
Add chopped onions and chicken breast, cook until chicken is well-cooked.
Add chopped peppers and cook 1 to 2 minutes
Turn heat down and pour sauce over chicken and cook until the sauce is heated through. Don't overcook-- this should just take a minute or two.
Serve chicken mixture over rice. Top with fresh basil leaves and cilantro.