Stir-Fried Basil Chicken Recipe
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Stir-Fried Basil Chicken Recipe

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Fresh basil is a standout in this easy-to- make entree from Mildred Sherrer, a field editor in Fort Worth, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-3/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups sliced bok choy
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 317 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 44g protein Diabetic Exchanges:5 lean meat, 1 vegetable 2 fat


  1. In a large resealable bag, combine the water, soy sauce and sugar; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a wok or skillet, stir-fry the onions in 1 teaspoon oil until crisp-tender. Stir in garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Drain and discard any marinade from chicken. In the same wok, stir-fry chicken in 3 teaspoons oil for 4-5 minutes or until juices run clear.
  4. Meanwhile, in another skillet, saute the bok choy in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add onion mixture to chicken. Stir in basil; heat through. Serve with bok choy. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stir-Fried Basil Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2005, p17

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"The flavors in this stirfy, particularly the basil, garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes, are amazing. A unique dish that's healthy and absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"Added jalapeno for more kick and tonight I'm using zuchinni, mushrooms and yellow onions vs. bok choy serve over shirataki noodles(no cals or carbs) for a low carb/low cal meal...yummy"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"I made this recipe today and it was delicious. It was also very easy to make. Gave me something to do with all the basil that I have planted in my garden."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"We enjoyed this recipe. I'd never worked with bok choy before and really enjoyed its fresh flavor. An FYI, if you are as stumped as I was on how to properly chop it, I prepped it like I would celery, but I used the leaves, too.

Next time, I'm adding sliced sweet red peppers. Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Easy and delicious. We loved it. A keeper!"

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