POULTRY RECIPES

SPICY CHICKEN WITH BASIL

spicy chicken
Chef Alain Braux
Written by Chef Alain Braux

No need to call your favorite take-out restaurant to order this dish. You can do it easily at home with this simple recipe. It can be made with either Thai or Italian basil.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 30 min

Cost per person: $2.56

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 green or red serrano or jalapeno peppers, stemmed, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp GF soy sauce
  • 1 tsp apple or rice vinegar
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp olive or sesame oil
  • 2 shallots, minced

PROCEDURE

  1. Wash peppers, take the stems off, cut into halves and scrape out the seeds. Chop finely.
  2. Place the washed and packed basil in a food processor. Add basil, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and salt and pepper. Pulse to chop a few times until the basil is finely chopped. Set aside.
  3. Wash, dry and cut your chicken into 1 inch pieces. In two batches, place your cut chicken back in food processor (no need to wash in between) and chop coarsely.
  4. Heat a frying pan. Add the oil and shallots and sauté until fragrant. Add the basil mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and cook for another 5-6 minutes while separating the pieces with a wooden spoon until it’s not pink anymore. Serve hot.

Chef’s Tip 1: Serve this Spicy Chicken over cooked brown rice ($0.26/serving) or pasta ($0.18/serving)

Chef’s Tip 2: For my GFCF friends, this recipe is safe for you as long as you use GF soy or tamari sauce.

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Chef Alain Braux

Chef Alain Braux

Chef Alain Braux is the Executive Chef and Nutrition Therapist at A Votre Santé – To Your Health Nutritional Services, a health food consulting private practice. He is an award-winning executive chef and Amazon.com best-selling and award-winning food and health author.

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