Asian Inspired Chicken with Crispy Basil
Asian Inspired Chicken with Crispy Basil

A fragrant blend of flavors from the orient
Asian Inspired Chicken with Crispy Basil

A fragrant blend of flavors from the orient all that provide your body with disease fighters. It is light and satisfying. The marinade calls for only a few ingredients that captures the essence of Asian cuisine. Your family will devour this dish with their eyes before it makes it to their fork. But best of all, you will smile knowing they are eating good food.

TIP: Use a rubber band at the ends of chopsticks to help them learn how to use them. (Keep forks close by).


1/2 oil - light olive or grape seed
2 Tbls fresh ginger, minced 
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbls amino acids (soy sauce)
2 Tbls cashew butter 
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flake (to taste) 
1.5 lbs free range chicken breasts, sliced

1 onion, yellow or white
1 zucchini, grated
3 carrots, sliced
2 cups bean sprouts
1 small head Nappa cabbage, chopped
2 limes, juiced (about 3 Tbls)
Basil, several sprigs
Preparation Instructions

Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a glass bowl. Add the sliced raw chicken. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 20 minutes. Up to 4 hours.

Heat a small skillet to low/med. Add 1 Tbls grape seed oil. Line the bottom of the pan with basil leaves. Let them sizzle for about 4 minutes on each side. Remove and place on a paper towel. Reserve for final presentation.

Heat skillet to med/hi. Add 2 Tbls grape seed oil. Once it’s heated, add chicken. Make sure the chicken is drained slightly and not too wet. Cook for about 5 minutes until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

Keep skillet heated on med/hi. Add onion, zucchini and carrots. Stir constantly for a few minutes, then add the chicken, cabbage and bean sprouts in. Cook until heated through.  Serve with crispy basil on top and lime on the side.