One of the biggest challenges faced by food allergy families is finding “safe” ethnic foods. Many ethnic restaurants use nuts, sesame, wheat, etc. So when I stumbled across this recipe I was excited to give it a try.
This recipe was a huge hit at our house. My little men devoured the entire thing, even the peppers and my youngest asked for more!! It was super easy to make and I served it over white rice but it would also be delicious over thai rice noodles. YUM!
This recipe is free of: dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shell fish, gluten & sesame.
- 2 TBS Olive Oil
- 2 TBS Minced Garlic
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
- 1 Large Red Onion, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
- 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes
- ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
- 7 TBS Soy Sauce
- 1 TBS Sugar
- 1½ Cups Fresh Basil Leaves, Roughly Chopped
- ⅓ Cup Cold Water
- 1 TBS Cornstarch
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add garlic, onion, pepper & optional red pepper flakes. Toss for 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken and stir frequently until it starts to brown on all sides but not cooked through (about 3-5 minutes).
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and sugar. Add to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is almost cooked through (about 2-3 minutes).
- In another bowl, whisk together the cold water and cornstarch. Stir into the skilled until the liquid thickens. Stir in the basil.
- Remove from heat and cover until ready to serve, allowing the flavors to infuse together.
Be sure to read all of your labels. I have found many spices and other products (i.e. garlic powder) that include additional ingredients like soy.
Known Allergy Information (containing the major 8): Soy
**Disclaimer: Please note that every child’s sensitivity to their given allergen(s) varies. Some of the items that I use do contain “natural flavoring” and “spices” which is hard to determine if it is 100% allergy free. You should always check with the manufacturer to confirm that your child can have their product(s). The products that I list are items that I’ve been using for awhile and have proven to be safe for my boys (their allergies are dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish and sesame).**