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Stir-Fried Chicken with Snap Peas and Basil

4 Servings

30 minutes

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To prepare the chicken, cut each breast lengthwise into ½-inch strips, then cut the strips crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Using both chopped basil (mixed with the cooked chicken) and whole basil leaves (stirred in at the end) provided the full herbal flavor and fragrance we were looking for. Serve with steamed white or brown jasmine rice.




Don’t begin cooking until all ingredients are prepared. The stir-fry comes together quickly, so make sure everything is ready and close at hand.

30 minutes


  • 1

    pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3

    tablespoons fish sauce, divided


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Allison M.
March 20, 2023
Easy & delicious
Once you get the prep done, which I did a few days in advance, the actual cooking is very fast. Delicious results!! Tasted like it came from a restaurant!
Mandy D.
August 2, 2022
Great dish!
Full disclosure swapped oyster for fish sauce ( did not have fish), used 1 little red Asian chili pepper that was deseeded, otherwise followed recipe. Great flavors. 3 kids and my husband enjoyed always a plus when the whole fam eats and enjoys! Would like to try with green beans as pea season is sadly ending!
Tricia S.
July 14, 2022
Good Way to Use A Summer's Bounty of Basil
I probably should have put in the full amount of basil; I held off a bit because mine is very strong. But once it came together, it could have handled the full amount. I added some bok chow for extra veggies. A nice, light dish. I used chicken thighs, which worked well.
Diana L.
March 27, 2024
The sauce is missing
It was just okay. My family said, ‘it needs sauce and peanuts.’ If I make it again, I will use thighs as they have more fat.
George L.
July 10, 2023
I would just use basil in in the vinegar marinade
Made this for Sunday dinner with the parents - a bit strong on basil - I will do it next time with just the basil and vinegar marinade for the cooked chicken and I'll do my sugar snap peas - and some crushed peanuts at the end seems like a good idea
Nancy A.

Great flavors, waaay too hot! Need to seed the seranos first!

Susan C.

The vinegar cuts the heat appropriately for our tastes.(I did seed the 3 serranos). And peas are passing out of season here, so have used green beans and even corn kernels with excellent results. A great way to use up the basil harvest if you get tired of making pesto!

Anne W.

Wow, this is one the of the best stir fry dishes I have ever made. I will definitely made this again once the basil grows back. I seeded the serranos (used 3) and didn't have enough scallions so I used a bit of onion as well. Really delicious!

Eileen M.

I wish I liked this as much as the other reviewers. Not bad, but not notable (other than helping me to use the snap peas and basil from our CSA.) Also, these are four small portions, even with rice.

Christine D.

This dish made me so happy I decided to stay with the subscription - it was amazing, we all loved it!

Anthea L.

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