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Stir-Fried Basil Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Fresh basil is a standout in this easy-to- make entree from Mildred Sherrer, a field editor in Fort Worth, Texas.


  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-3/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups sliced bok choy
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


  1. In a large resealable bag, combine the water, soy sauce and sugar; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a wok or skillet, stir-fry the onions in 1 teaspoon oil until crisp-tender. Stir in garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Drain and discard any marinade from chicken. In the same wok, stir-fry chicken in 3 teaspoons oil for 4-5 minutes or until juices run clear.
  4. Meanwhile, in another skillet, saute the bok choy in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add onion mixture to chicken. Stir in basil; heat through. Serve with bok choy.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 317 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 44g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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