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 ** Optional – it still tastes great without it.
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 and stir in basil.

Serve over rice or with fresh vegetables.

Only 7 Weight Watcher Points per 3/4 Cup.

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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