Chicken and Basil stir fry recipe


Recipe by Sahil

Chicken and Basil stir fry recipe

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes

  • ½ cup capsicum, cut into thin strips
  • ¼ tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 100 gms chicken
  • ½ tsp. chopped green chili
  • ¼ tsp. chopped ginger (adrak)
  • For The Garnish -1 tbsp. finely chopped coriander (Dhania) -Spring onion greens
  • ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • ½ cup spinach washed and chopped
  • Salt as required
  • ¼ cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1 bundle of spring onion green and whites separated
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • Do try this Chicken and Basil stir fry recipe and you are all sorted for a mid week’s dinner dish 😉

    Chicken and Basil stir fry recipe
    • Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the red onion and saute on a slow flame until pink or soft.
    • Add the garlic, ginger, chicken, chilies, spring onion (whites), salt, and saute on a slow flame for 1 minute.
    • And now add the tomato, bell peppers and saute again for a few seconds.
    • Then, add chopped spinach leaves and mix well, cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally and until dark green and wilted and chicken is thoroughly cooked.
    • Once done take it out in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves and spring onion.

    Health benefits

    • Consumption of basil could result in the slow release of sugar in the blood, which is very essential for diabetes patients. Its herb has a very low glycemic load. The essential oil present in basil also helps cut down triglyceride and cholesterol levels, which is a persistent risk factor amongst diabetics.
    • Basil also helps restore the body’s natural pH levels and feeds healthy bacteria within the gut microflora. A healthy gut flora increases immunity and promotes healthy digestion.
    • Food rich in protein, chicken can help with weight management and reduce the risk of heart disease.
    • Lean chicken meat is an excellent source of protein that the body can use easily. Moreover, foods high in protein may be a tool for managing weight and normal blood sugar.
    • Chicken is a also source of high-quality dietary protein. 30 grams of protein per meal could benefit muscle growth.

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