Basil Chicken

I LOVE this recipe. We originally made it for Kevin’s birthday and we’re making it tonight. For sure serve it over white rice, and buy those chicken tenders to use.

Basil Chicken


  1. 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts – sliced into thin strips
  2. 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  3. 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  4. 5 cloves garlic
  5. 1 serrano chile
  6. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  7. 3 cups fresh regular basil
  8. cooked jasmine rice



  1. In a bowl, toss the chicken with the oyster and soy sauce and marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is marinating, mash the garlic and the chile in a mortar and pestle until finely smashed. Alternatively, you could mince them with a knife.
  3. In a large skillet (I used a wok), heat the oil over medium-high heat. When it begins to shimmer, add the garlic and chile mixture and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  4. Increase the heat to high and add the chicken. Cook until thoroughly cooked through (stirring occasionally). Add the basil and cook until wilted – about 1 minute.
  5. Serve with rice.
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