Myra's Basil Chicken Stir Fry Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Myra's Basil Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Myra's Basil Chicken Stir Fry

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"This is easy and my kids love it. I've also made it with cubed pork from cheap pork chops. You can spice this dish up with crushed red pepper flakes. Serve over rice. Don't substitute dried basil, though! It has to be fresh! And though it sounds like a lot of basil, that makes the dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Combine soy sauce, water, and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Marinate chicken in soy sauce mixture for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
  4. Cook and stir green onions in oil for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
  5. Pour 3 tablespoons oil into the skillet. Cook and stir chicken and marinade until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add spinach leaves to chicken. Cover for 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Stir green onion mixture into chicken and spinach; cook to reheat onions, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Stir in basil and cook until heated, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve!
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2012

I have made this a couple times really good recipe. only thing I did different is I used velvet chicken. I love this recipe

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2013

I found this boring. Ok with some Sri Racha.

 

18 Ratings

Apr 18, 2012

This is easy to make and delicious! My husband, who doesn't even like spinach, yummed this up too. I loved it as-is. My husband would have liked more of a sauce to pour over the rice. He used a bottled Thai sauce as an immediate fix. Would love anyone's suggestions of a great, easy sauce to make to pair with this!

 
Apr 20, 2012

very good

 
Oct 27, 2013

We really enjoyed this dish. I read other reviews before I started cooking and I made little changes to make more sauce. Marinade was made of 3Tbl spoons soy sauce, 2Tbl spoons water and 1Tbl spoon sugar. I drained chicken and saved marinade before I fried it in 2Tbl spoons of oil. I poured marinade back to fully cooked chicken just before I added spinach. I think any other sauce would ruin the unique flavor of this very good recipe.

 
Sep 04, 2013

Yummy dish.. the basil really gives it a nice and different flavor from most stir fries. Will add some red pepper flakes to leftovers tonight

 
Jun 15, 2013

This was really yummy! I echo the review of another view who would have like to have more sauce, but I also served it over sticky rice and it was delectable! Love, love, love all the basil. I didn't have enough spinach on hand as the recipe called for, but it was fine the way it was.

 
Nov 11, 2013

Not bad for a quick weeknight meal. Could use a bit more flavour so don't be afraid to doctor it up a bit.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 33.8 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 273 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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