Seasoned with rich umami flavors, this garlic basil chicken loaded with fresh vegetables and bold flavors, this chicken recipe is on its way to becoming your new favorite chicken dinner!
If you are a fan of umami flavors and garlicky notes in your chicken, this garlic basil chicken is the perfect meal for you.
The rich flavors of garlic, and basil adds the perfect herby notes that everyone craves in their recipes, and this garlic basil chicken recipe will not disappoint.
It’s loaded with flavors and nutrients, and we are sharing so many tantalizing details for you to make it with ease!
The recipe for this garlic basil chicken and the sautéed vegetables, especially the baby bok choy, is the match made in heaven because when these ingredients are mixed, it leaves behind the savory- sweet and flavorful chicken recipe to pair with your white rice.
This chicken recipe also omits cherry tomatoes, but this doesn’t mean you cannot add it. It varies with your personal preferences. The cherry tomatoes will add more depth of flavor to the dish.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this garlic basil chicken recipe is pretty simple, and it’s all you need for making a quick-fix meal without compromising on the flavor and tender meat.
Here’s what you’ll need:
4 Chicken Breast: Cut into bite size pieces.
2 Tbsp. Dry Basil: Feel free to also use fresh basil.
4 Garlic Cloves: Minced. This works well with the basil.
1 Bell Pepper: You may use any color you’d like.
2 Baby Bok Choy: Chopped; You may also use fresh spinach or cabbage.
4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper To Taste: This is needed to flavor the dish.
2 Tsp. Ground Ginger
Juice From 1 Lemon: Helps the flavors to pop.
1 Small Onion: Chopped
2 Carrots: Cut into sticks and adds extra sweet flavor to the dish.
Potato Starch or Corn Starch: Helps to thicken the sauce
To begin with, this recipe promises tenderest chicken, which can be pretty hard to achieve as chicken breast is normally dry when it is overcooked.
How To Make Garlic Basil Chicken
When it comes down to the benefits of this garlic basil chicken recipe, is that it’s an easy and one-pan recipe that doesn’t demand hours of your day.
The chopped garlic may help to normalize blood pressure and is perfect for improving heart health.
As far as basil is concerned, it is great for digestion and is a fine ingredient for people struggling with diabetes.
Here’s how to make this dish:
Prep the meat and vegetables: Start by cutting, chopping, and slicing the vegetables. Wash the vegetables and set them aside.
Next, prepare the meat but cutting it into bite size pieces and washing the meat, then pat dry.
Cook the meat then the vegetables: In a large skillet or pan, the heat up the oil over medium heat. When heated through, add the meat, and cook it until lightly golden on all sides.
Once cooked, removed the meat, and set it aside on a plate and cook the carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes; stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
Next, add in the onions, peppers, and garlic. Cook for about 8 minutes, then add in the bok choy, season with salt and pepper, and the ground ginger.
Add in the chicken and deglaze with about ¼ cup vegetable stock. Stir well and add in the starch mixture as well as the lemon juice. Mix well to combine, cover, and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes.
Serve warm with rice and enjoy.
How To Store
When cooked, you can store the leftover garlic basil chicken in the airtight container in your refrigerator for over three days.
As far as freezing is concerned, it’s possible, but you can only reheat it once and cannot be refrozen. However, it’s suggested that you only store it in the refrigerator to make sure the tender and juicy texture is retained with the intact flavors.
How To Pair
This garlic basil chicken can be served with different foods. It is perfect mixed in with pasta or spaghetti to make a quick lunch.
It can be paired with quinoa and brown rice to make a filling dinner recipe. In addition, the taste of garlic basil chicken will be enhanced with rose wine or some delicate champagnes.
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Garlic Basil Chicken
- saucepan or wok
- 4 boneless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
- 4 garlic cloves Minced
- 2 Tbsp. basil leaves chopped
- kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 bell pepper
- 2 baby bok-choy
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 carrots cut into sticks
- 2 tbsp. potato starch or cornstarch
- 2 ¼ cup vegetable stock
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Prep the meat and vegetables: Start by cutting, chopping, and slicing the vegetables. Wash the vegetables and set them aside. Next, prepare the meat but cutting it into bite size pieces and washing the meat, then pat dry.
- Cook the meat then the vegetables: In a large skillet or pan, the heat up the oil over medium heat. When heated through, add the meat, and cook it until lightly golden on all sides. Once cooked, removed the meat, and set it aside on a plate and cook the carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes; stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Next, add in the onions, peppers, and garlic. Cook for about 8 minutes, then add in the bok choy, season with salt and pepper, and the ground ginger. Add in the chicken and deglaze with about ¼ cup vegetable stock. Stir well and add in the starch mixture as well as the lemon juice. Mix well to combine, cover, and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Serve warm with rice and enjoy.
Fantastic! First time I tried adding basil to a chicken recipe and loved it!
Thank you very much!
Awesome recipe! It’s a wonderful healthy quick meal.
I made the recipe for our lunch today. It was easy and delicious! The ground ginger was a game changer!
Thank you very much.
I love how flavorful this is! My whole family gobbled it up for dinner.
This is a quick and easy recipe for daily meals. I usually have scallions at home, so that’s what I use, and the family loves it.
This looks absolutely delicious! Such a flavorful combination and a perfect meal to enjoy during these final days of summer 🙂
I agree, Tammy. Can’t believe the summer is almost gone.
That sauce is so simple yet looks so delicious! With such clean flavors I can only imagine getting a plateful of this garlic basil chicken, sit on the cough and enjoy with some Netflix 😀
Thank you, Jo!!!
This sounds like a perfect meal for me especially served over my favorite zoodles. Love the combination of basil and garlic with chicken. I think I could use a spicy paprika and I’m in heaven. Yum!
I agree, Veena! Spicy paprika would be ideal.
We just had zoodles last night! We love our zucchini made this way and your chicken with a wonderful sauce would be ideal over the zucchini noodles. Nothing like having a garden and your own veggies. Will be trying out your chicken in the tomato sauce as soon as I pick up more zucchini.
Thank you, Marisa. The garden has been a joy to have.
I love recipes that include zoodles! The chicken looks amazing, I’m going to have to add this recipe to our meal plan for this week.
Thank you, Alexis, I hope you enjoy it.
Garden fresh recipes are the best! I used to work on a pumpkin farm as a teenager. You’d be surprised how hard they are to harvest, they hide easily under those big leaves!
It has truly been a learning experience. Now we are crossing our fingers as we wait for the pumpkins to come. I cannot wait! Thank you for reading.
We’re big fans of chicken here. Yours looks terrific, it would be great comfort food on a cold night and we’d pair with pasta if making.
Thank you, Valerie.
Since I’ve got the tower of basil plants in my garden this year … I need more ways to use fresh basil. Thanks for this recipe!
Thank you, Noel! I have been very happy with the garden.
I love the garlic basil with chicken this looks like a delicious comfort meal. The pasta and chicken go perfect together and then these flavors are out of this world wow!
Thank you, Claudia!
Super yummy chicken!! I love what you said about the garden. I always plant way to many plants in the garden because I want all the things! One thing I do to save some space is plant pumpkins between the corn. The corn will grow up tall and the pumpkins will stay down low on the ground and spread all throughout the corn. It makes it a bit harder to walk down the corn isles but it makes room for more plants. 🙂
Dahn, this has definitely been a learning experience. Thank you for the tip. I do plan to plant corn next year. I will keep your tip in mind. Thanks for sharing…still have a lot to learn about growing pumpkins 🙂
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
I also love one pot meals, even though I don’t have little ones. I also can’t get enough chicken recipes. This looks perfect for me
Thank you, Cathleen. I think anyone can appreciate one pot meals. Makes cooking so much easy.