Easy and Spicy Thai Basil Chicken with Egg

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2eggs
  • 1 ½ cups cooked white rice
  • 2Thai chile peppers, or more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, or more to taste
  • 1chicken breast half, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 14 leaves Thai basil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Coat a skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat; cook and stir eggs until scrambled and set, about 5 minutes. Divide rice between 2 bowls and add eggs to rice.

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  • Step 2

    Grind Thai chile peppers and garlic together with a mortar and pestle or in a food processor.

  • Step 3

    Coat skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat; cook and stir pepper-garlic mixture until fragrant and garlic is golden brown, about 1 minute. Add chicken; cook and stir until chicken is about halfway-cooked, about 3 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar into chicken; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 3 minutes more. Add basil and stir for 10 seconds. Remove skillet from heat and continue stirring mixture until basil is wilted; spoon over rice and egg.

  • Cook's Note:

    If the sauce seems too thick in the pan, you can add a little water while cooking.

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