Rather than order Thai basil chicken, one of the most popular dishes on the takeout menu, why not make it at home?

It’s as easy as adding ingredients to a pan in the right order. Lay out all your ingredients and get the rice cooking before you start, as this dish comes together very quickly. With a little order of operations (and some stirring) you’ll have a delicious, healthy dinner on the table in about 30 minutes.

You can save a little extra time by using pre-chopped garlic and ginger in jars, but it’s always better to spend a couple of minutes doing it yourself. As for the spice level, I used a deseeded fresh cayenne pepper to produce a dish of medium heat.