Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thai Basil Chicken

Here is one that is inspired by a Rachael Ray recipe. I can't take credit for it... but as always I did toy with amounts and use ingredients that were available in my kitchen. I thought it came out pretty good. I think that I might reduce the amount of soy sauce I use next time and use sugar instead of honey. I usally love honey... but I think that it's strong flavor detracted a bit from the overall dish.

3 large chicken breasts, cut into strips

vegetable oil

salt and pepper, to taste

1 T. minced fresh ginger

4 cloves garlic

red bell pepper

large handful of basil leaves (15-20 leaves)

crushed red pepper, to taste

one bunch scallions, sliced

soy sauce


Heat oil in pan until it nice and hot. Saute the chicken in the vegetable oil until it is cooked through.

Add bell pepper, garlic, and ginger to the mix and cook for a few minutes.

Add the scallions, soy and honey... I just added the soy until it looked right, and then I put about a tablespoon of honey in the mix.

Here it is all plated up with rice, edamame and an eggroll.

The meal ended with some Kung Fu Panda inspired sparing over the last edamame.




  1. Mmmmm...looks delicious! Thanks for the comment yesterday - am now your newest follower.

    Turning a House into a Home

  2. Looks so healthy and yummy!
    Nice blog you have here! I'm following now! Thanks for dropping by Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for following!

  4. I've come across a bunch of thai basil chicken recipes and I still haven't made one myself.

    I'm debating whether to wait until the fall when my basil is ready (some recipes call for an enormous amount - very expensive) or just suck it up and pay for the basil.

  5. @Dan-I'm lucky to pretty much have basil here year around. I just pick leaves off as I need them. I really want to start growing some indoors as well so I'll have some even in the coldest winter months.
    Thanks for stopping by-Jenn



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