Sticky Basil Chicken

We are all about Asian dishes at our house and nothing is better than when my whole family loves a recipe! This Sticky Basil Chicken is a crowd favorite and it has the best flavor. The chicken is breaded and cooked in the most delicious sauce. Adding some fresh basil to the chicken really takes it over the edge. This is a great recipe to have in your meal rotation. 

Sticky Basil Chicken

Adapted from Averie Cooks 

1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cornstarch, for dredging

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more if needed

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

3 Tbsp. lite soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

2 tsp. garlic, minced

1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into large pieces

1. Place the egg, flour and cornstarch in 3 separate shallow bowls.

2. Add the chicken in batches to the egg, stir to coat with fingers and transfer it to the flour. Coat it with flour and transfer it to the cornstarch. Shake off the excess cornstarch.

3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat and add the coated chicken. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the chicken lightly browned and cooked through.

4. Meanwhile, combine honey, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic into a medium bowl.

5. Reduce the heat to medium, add the sauce to the pan and stir chicken until coated. Stir often for about 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

6. Turn the heat off, add the basil and stir to incorporate until wilted. Serve over cooked white rice.


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