Thai Basil Chicken

Yet another Basil Recipe. This is because I love it and I grow it in my garden. 😀

Thai Basil Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups basil leaves10987570_10155269646215541_4650674510459486923_n
  • 200 gms Boneless Chicken
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves (Use according to your Taste)
  • 3-4 Fresh Red or Green Chilli
  • 2 Teaspoons of Soya Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Oyster Sauce
  • Olive Oil

Steps

  1. Crush Garlic Cloves and Green/Red Chilli.
  2. Heat a Pan with Olive Oil and add the mix.
  3. Cut Chicken to fine small pieces.
  4. Add Chicken to the Pan, Mix the content well.
  5. Add 1 Teaspoon of Soya Sause, 2 Teaspoons of Soya Sauce and Sugar.
  6. Mix them all well.
  7. Add fresh Basil Leaves to the pan.

Serve the Basil Chicken with Rice and Egg.

Jagdeep Singh Virdi

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Basil Pesto/ Basil Pesto Chicken/ Basil Pesto Spaghetti

Lets start with what Pesto mean

Pesto – Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Fiore Sardo.

Basil Pesto

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  • 2 Cups basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts (or Walnuts or Peanuts)
  • 3 garlic cloves (Use according to your Taste)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Steps

  1. Put basil leaves and pine nuts into the Mixer(Food Processor), mix it.
  2. Add the garlic, cheese and add olive oil for the mixing.
  3. Finally add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Grind all well.

Now That we are done with Basil Pesto what do we do with it? Lets make some Chicken. 🙂

Basil Pesto Chicken

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  • Basil Pesto prepared Above
  • 200 gms of Chicken
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Steps

  1. Marinate the chicken with Basil Pesto and Cream for sometime (You can add some seasoning if you like experiment. I added Italian Seasoning abit, little lemon also would not harm.)
  2. Heat a Pan, add Olive Oil
  3. Put the gas on simmer, and Add Marinated Chicken.
  4. Take a Lip and put it on pan, let it Cook for sometime.( Check in middle to make sure you dont burn it completely. Little burnt would taste good. But make sure it does not dry.)
  5. If you have Oven, you can cook the Marinated Chicken on it.
  6. Add Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Note:- Serve it hot, if you let it cool down the creaminess and juiciness would be gone. 🙂

Basil Pesto Spaghetti

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  • Basil Pesto prepared Above
  • 400-450 Grams of Spaghetti
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Cream

Steps

  1. Heat water to a boil for spaghetti, add salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add Spaghetti and cook it done.
  2. Heat Pan add Cream and Basil Pesto mix them well, Add Spaghetti to the mix.
  3. You can add little bit of Spaghetti water.
  4. Cook them in low heat. Add Mix Herb Seasoning or any Seasoning to your taste.

So now you know making Basil Pesto, you can make all these amazing dishes along.

Hope you enjoyed this one.

Until Next time. Cheers.