• Chicken and Basil Stir Fry

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    Chicken and Basil Stir Fry
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 6 min Servings: 4
    by Salad Foodie
    391 recipes
    A quick entrée that won't bust your budget or waistline. Garlic, ginger and basil flavor the chicken lightly. Serve with hot cooked rice if desired. From Sunset Weeknight, 2005.


    • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (I used chicken tenders)
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (may need a little more)
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or Asian fish sauce)
    • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
    • 2/3 cup chicken broth
    • 3 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed
    • Salt to taste
    • Optional: Hot cooked rice


    1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut cross-wise into 1/8-inch strips 2 to 3 inches long.
    2. Heat a 10-12 inch nonstick skillet over medium high. When hot add oil, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, and chicken. Stir often until chicken is no longer pink in center, about 3 to 4 minutes (cut center of a chicken strip to test).
    3. In small bowl mix together soy sauce and cornstarch til dissolved; stir in chicken broth. Add to pan and stir until sauce is boiling, about 1 minute. Add basil leaves and stir until just barely wilted, about 30 seconds. Adjust seasoning and serve with (optional) hot rice.

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    • ShaleeDP
      This is nice. I like basil in my dishes too.
      • John Spottiswood
        John Spottiswood
        Awesome dish. Would be nice to give it a try.
        • judee
          Basil seems to one herb that enhances almost any savory recipe.

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