Simple and delicious, this Asian-style chicken recipe is one I've refined over years. I used to spice it up as I love hot food, but this recipe just works better when you let the fresh flavors speak for themselves. You can also leave out the chicken and just make it with two eggs if you want a vegetarian option.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the rice and water to a boil together in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 35 to 40 minutes.

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  • When the rice is nearly done cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook the onion in the hot oil until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken, garlic, and ginger to the skillet and continue cooking and stirring until the chicken is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Fold the mushrooms, asparagus, bell peppers, and fish sauce into the chicken mixture; continue cooking just until hot, about 5 minutes. Crack the egg, and scramble it into the mixture. Add the basil leaves to the mixture; cook until the leaves wilt slightly, about 30 seconds. Remove pan from heat immediately. Serve over the basmati rice; garnish with the cilantro and sesame seeds and a drizzle of the tamari soy sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1094.8 calories; protein 77.8g 156% DV; carbohydrates 86.7g 28% DV; fat 47.7g 73% DV; cholesterol 269.9mg 90% DV; sodium 609.7mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2016
Very tasty. Didn't have fish sauce - used Oyster Sauce. Will definitely do again. Easy to prepare could start cooking other ingredients (other than rice) earlier than indicated. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2011
Very flavorful; just needs a sauce to soak into the rice. I used sushi rice instead of the basmati because I love stick rice. Overall the dish was good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2011
Very flavorful; just needs a sauce to soak into the rice. I used sushi rice instead of the basmati because I love stick rice. Overall the dish was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2016
Very tasty. Didn't have fish sauce - used Oyster Sauce. Will definitely do again. Easy to prepare could start cooking other ingredients (other than rice) earlier than indicated. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2018
Corrections: Slice mushrooms. Change instructions from 1/2 " to 3/8". Cook chicken for 1.5 minutes per side and set aside. If sauce starts to dry out use white wine with cover to cook vegetables. Delay adding asparagus until last 2 minutes. Read More
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