I noticed a restaurant sign board advertising Garlic Basil Chicken a couple of days ago. It sounded really good to me, but the place advertising the dish looked like the kind that might accidentally mistake the rodents in the back alley for farm fresh chicken and oops into the garlic basil sauce they go. I drove on, but the thought of garlic basil chicken lingered in my mind.
This morning I bought the ingredients making a special stop to buy my chicken from an organic supplier, Draper Valley Farms. Then it was off to the produce market for other ingredients. This dish is very simple to make, delicious and healthy.
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast sliced in thin slices
1 small onion halved and sliced in 1/4″ slices
2 red bell peppers sliced in 1/4″ sticks
5 large garlic cloves sliced or minced
1 1/2 cup of fresh basil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup of water
Dredge chicken in cornstarch or flour and saute in light olive oil until browned on both sides, approximately two minutes each side.
Add garlic slices and brown
Add cooked chicken back into pan. The flour from the chicken will help to thicken the sauce. Again, add more water if the sauce needs it.
Cook until basil is limp stirring as needed.