Chicken with sweet basil

Chicken with sweet basil
For those watching their carbohydrate load, I recommend this chicken dish. It goes best with steamed rice and a very cold beverage but stands alone if your diet requires it.


In 2 Tbsp of canola oil, sauté briefly 2 large minced garlic cloves and 1/4 tsp crushed red chilis. Add 1 lb sliced chicken breast and one large diced jalapeno from the Johnston Family Farm. Sauté over medium-high heat until the chicken is no longer pink. Add 3 Tbsp fish sauce (found in Asian food section at most grocery stores — I have to admit it doesn't smell great when it cooks, but tastes great later.) Sauté about 2 more minutes. Sweep in a small handful of fresh basil from the Happy Boys Farm. Serve with or without rice.


Preston Maring, MD