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Thai Chicken with Basil

  Makes 4 servings
  Prep Time: 20 minutes
  Total Time: 20 minutes
  Ease of Preparation: Easy

  4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
  1 tablespoon canola or soybean oil
  3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  2 red or green jalapeño chiles, seeded, finely chopped
  1 tablespoon fish sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  1 teaspoon sugar
  ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  1 tablespoon chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, if desired

1. Cut each chicken breast into 4 pieces.

2. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, garlic and chilies in oil 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Stir in fish sauce and sugar. Sprinkle with basil, mint and peanuts.

Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 210; fat 8g (sat 1.5); cholesterol 85mg; carbohydrate 3g; sodium 430mg; protein 32g; fiber 0g

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 2%; Iron 8%