Chicken, basil and ginger stir fry

Chicken, basil and ginger stir fry


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About this recipe: This recipe is for a quick, simple, flavoursome and low fat meal which always hits the spot.

badjelly Shropshire, England, UK

Serves: 3 

  • drizzle of oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mild chilli powder
  • 750g diced chicken
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 to 3 handfuls fresh basil leaves

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Gently heat oil in a wok or frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and chilli powder. Cook and stir for a minute, then add chicken and increase heat to medium high. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, till no longer pink in the centre.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl mix the stock, soy sauce and cornflour. Once the chicken is cooked through add the liquid to the wok. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add basil and simmer for a further minute (until basil is wilted).
  4. Serve with choice of accompaniments.

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