Basil Chicken Strips Recipe

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"I'm an attorney and my husband is an architect, so our careers keep our schedules busy," writes Barbara Rokow of Geneva, New York. "This easy chicken entree seasoned with basil is great for the weeknight rush. I serve it with broccoli and Parmesan noodles."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 305 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, add chicken and flour. Seal bag; toss to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add the chicken; saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and basil; cook until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Basil Chicken Strips in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p11

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jdog31399 User ID: 1186484 125699
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"My family and I love these quick and flavorful chicken strips. They are a nice change from crispy chicken strips."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 32999
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I was a bit leery of making this recipe too, but it was awesome! I was a-mazed at how good it was. i will definitely be making it again."

amytime99 User ID: 1888410 31121
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"I was a bit nervous about what the red wine vinegar would do to the flavor, but it was delicious! It cooked up very tender and my family loved it."

donovansquared User ID: 4372541 36623
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"This was pretty good chicken. I doubled the recipe but only used 4.5 tbsp butter since it just seemed like too much butter and it was good just like that. My kids ate it all!"

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