Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is my adaptation of another good basil recipe from Sunset magazine. I serve this over jasmine rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice chicken into 1/8-inch thick strips, 2 to 3 inches long.
  2. Place a nonstick frying pan or wok over high heat.
  3. When hot, add oil, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes and chicken.
  4. Stir-fry until chicken is no longer pink in the center 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix broth, fish sauce and cornstarch until smooth.
  6. Add to pan and stir until sauce is boiling, about 1 minute.
  7. Add basil leaves and stir just until barely wilted, about 30 seconds.
  8. Add salt to taste and pour into a serving bowl.


Most Helpful

This was very good! I did add some onions, red and yellow bell peppers, and green beans. I doubled the broth mixture to accomodate my additions. And like PaulaG I added extra garlic!

mmhartnagel May 15, 2008

This is an excellent and quick chicken meal and great use for all the fresh basil in my garden. I do not do 1 clove of garlic (I am a garlic lover); therefore, the garlic was doubled. Very good!

PaulaG September 13, 2006

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