Basil chicken is a really simple dish - you can honestly have dinner within 20 minutes or so. Serve it with rice or noodles and you're all set. I tend to like mine really spicy, but you can make it nice and mild, too!
Step 1: Ingredients:
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 tablespoons grated or minced ginger
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- a jalapeno or serrano pepper, minced, de-seed it if you want to!
- handful of basil
- 1 tablespoon chili/garlic sauce (optional)
Step 2: Do Your Prep Work
Put the pepper, garlic and ginger in a bowl together and measure out the soy sauce, hoisin and rice vinegar into another bowl and mix.
Step 3: Stir Frying!
Stir these around for a minute or so, until nice and fragrant. Then add in the ground chicken and break it up into smaller pieces. You won't want to cook it through all the way here, because we're about to simmer it for a few minutes. Cooking it all the way through here will make it tough!
As soon as the chicken is all in 1/2 inch or smaller pieces, turn the heat down to medium low.
Step 4: Simmer!
Step 5: Add the Basil and Serve!
Stir this around just until the basil is wilted and then turn off the heat. Add in your chili garlic sauce now if you want it. Serve it hot over rice or noodles - it's perfect that way :D