Asian Basil Chicken Recipe

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Things You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 tbs fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tbs fresh basil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • cooking oil (or water)
  • rice
  • food processor or blender


Put rice on to cook. I use a rice cooker.


Pre-heat a little oil in a wok or skillet over medium high heat. You can use water instead if you are watching the fat in your diet.


Stir fry bite-size chicken pieces until nearly cooked through. Meanwhile, puree about 1/2 of the onion, about 1/4 of the pepper, garlic and jalapeno in the food processor or blender.


Add the vegetable puree’ to the cooked chicken in the skillet. Cook and stir for about 1 minute.


Add the rest of the sliced peppers and onions to the skillet.  Sir Fry for about two more minutes until the peppers are tender-crisp.


Stir in fish sauce or soy sauce and heat through. This recipe makes about 4 servings.


Serve with hot rice and some potstickers or eggrolls

  • You can use a frozen mixture of pepper strips instead of fresh peppers.
  • I didn’t have any fresh basil, but I had plenty of pesto that I made this summer. I used a couple of tablespoons of pesto instead of fresh basil.
  • Serve with egg rolls or dumplings.
  • If you don’t have a rice cooker, I would recommend it.
  • I ended up having to add more pepper/onion etc. to the food processor than the original recipe suggested. My food processor had difficulty with pureeing such a small amount. Try adding a little water and additional vegetables to help the processor puree’ the mixture, or use a blender instead.

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