Minced Basil Chicken

January 20, 2019

This is a take on a normal stir fry chicken basil dish, but using the minced chicken can produce a very comforting homestyle dish. You can also add chinese pickles to this dish if you want a little bit of crunch.

  • 4 servings
  • 10 mins
  • 10 mins
  • 20 mins
  • Ingredients

    • 16 ounces ground chicken
    • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
    • 1/2 ounce basil, leaves removed from stems
    • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated or sliced into thin slivers
    • soy sauce



    1. Mix the minced chicken with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, the jalapeño pepper, and half of the basil leaves for about 1 hour.
    2. Heat a wok or cast iron skillet over medium heat for 1 minute until it is evenly heated. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
    3. Add the minced ginger and stir until it is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
    4. Carefully add the minced chicken, without adding too much of the excess moisture or soy sauce. Stir the minced chicken until it is evenly broken up and browning, about 5 minutes.
    5. Add a little more soy sauce and the remaining basil leaves and stir to combine.
    6. Serve immediately over rice.

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.