Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry

  • Whygal Posted: 03/03/09
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    I made this last night and my husband and I loved it! Based on other reviews, I added 1 cup of thinly sliced red bell pepper, used red pepper flakes and soy sauce. In addition, I thinly sliced the basil--used a couple of handfuls--and served this stir fry over Jasmine rice as suggested (I had never had this rice before and it was delicious with the chicken and the sauce). I served it with a salad. I will definitely make this chicken stir fry again.

  • Carol39110 Posted: 07/22/10
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    I added at least a tablespoon of Asian hot chili garlic sauce. This is a great way to use abundant basil and is good served over jasmine rice.

  • Steeno Posted: 10/19/10
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    To be fair, I didn't add all the basil, because my plant didn't have enough, but I did think it was missing something. We added squash, green onions and carrots to ours, and it was pretty good that way. Served it over white rice. Quick and easy.

  • smarty Posted: 01/06/10
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    We really loved this recipe. I wanted to make it a one dish meal, so I added 2 carrots, a handful of sliced peppers and about a cup of shelled edamame. The veggies added a lot of beautiful color and flavor and there was plenty of sauce to go around. Also, we just used regular basil and it worked fine. Great weeknight meal.

  • brumler Posted: 01/24/09
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    I liked this. It was light and flavorful. However, I would make some changes. This may be just a personal aversion, but I would decrease the amount of basil next time and cut the basil into ribbons. To compensate for the greenery, I may add some snow peas or green beans. Very good recipe.

  • chef1greg Posted: 02/14/09
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    I made this for my three little girls on Valentine's Day. I used soy sauce instead of fish sauce and also skipped the hot chili flakes. The girls loved it and when the dish was gone kept asking for the plain sauce over rice! The only problem was that the dish was not even enough to feed me and three little girls (8, 6, and 3), so I recommend doubling the recipe.

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 07/01/10
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    Didn't make any changes to recipe and really enjoyed the stir-fry. Used regular rice. A definite repeat.

  • ElleBee Posted: 02/19/09
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    This recipe was exciting and delicious though I made a few changes. I added some thinly sliced yellow, red & orange sweet peppers (@ 3/4 C), a handful of sliced mushrooms, and some very thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes. I cut the basil down to 1 C because of the addition of the other veggies. To the sauce I added a few shakes of hot sauce & gave it a shake or two of chili powder because my guy likes it HOT! I served it with some fresh fruit slices on the side. I've already been requested to make this again so it gets 4 stars from me. ;)

  • stellacorona Posted: 10/25/10
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    very good! used garlic chile sauce instead of chile flakes. less basil. added sweet red pepper slices.

  • BakingPaddler Posted: 08/11/10
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    Per the recommendation of other reviewers, I added some bell pepper to this dish for some veggies. Overall, I thought the dish was okay, but a little on the bland side. I used soy sauce instead of fish sauce which may be reason why. Definitely worth trying again, but maybe with some more seasoning.

  • Effie1123 Posted: 07/25/10
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    I made the dish with a few modifications-added shredded carrots at the beginning of the dish since I had some on hand, and also added some sliced mushrooms and snap peas. I used sesame oil,soy sauce and cinnamon basil and served over jasmine brown rice. I did double the sauce. Will definitely make this again!

  • CEWkindercook Posted: 11/20/10
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    This dish was a little bland, but still good.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 04/09/11
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    This recipe tasted great. I made exact as the recipe is written. Next time I will add lots of veggies. This portion was VERY small.

  • Marcdwyer Posted: 08/02/11
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    I added carrots, squash, and broccoli to make this a well rounded healthy dinner but the lack of flavor just didn't blow my family away.

  • iheartfoodmpls Posted: 08/23/11
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    I LOVED this! However I did add about a tablespoon of brown sugar to the broth mixture, 1 chopped green bell pepper after the chicken has browned, and 1 medium chopped tomato 1-2 minutes before serving. Delish!

  • aimeeh Posted: 11/23/11
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    I doubled the recipe. We love leftovers. I lightly floured the chicken to give it a semi crispy breaded taste. I added red pepper, zucchini, squash and carrots all sliced fairly thin. I thought this was very bland. I didn't want to over salt it but I added some soy sauce which made it a little better. It just lacked flavor. It would be great if someone had a good suggestion on how to fix that.

  • jebavonct48 Posted: 04/26/12
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    I have no clue why some found this bland. I followed the recipe to the letter although I used soy sauce because I found I did not have fish sauce. My husband even liked it. Will definitely make again. I have an Aerogrow that gives me tons of basil and this is a great way to use a large quantity all at once. (I have tons of pesto frozen!)

  • jadotkay Posted: 03/31/14
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    I used fresh quality ingredients, but end result was no flavor.

  • Joycat3 Posted: 01/25/14
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    This was very tasty-next time I will increase the ginger a bit because I'm a ginger fiend

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