Glazed chicken with Basil

Glazed chicken with Basil

Glazed Chicken with Basil was my experiment in the kitchen which came out delicious and a great success with my fussy kids. The inspiration for this dish was the wonderful fresh Basil that was growing in my herb garden and I wanted to make a dish that I could make use of it. During my trip to Changmai in Thailand, I had once eaten deep fried fish that had basil leaves in it and I decided to try use the same style. Came out lip smacking delicious …. Happy Cooking. Hope you enjoy it too :)  Kamakshi
Fresh Basil in my herb garden

Prep Time : 20 Mins                       Cook time : 30 mins
Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500 gms Boneless chicken, cut into strips
For the marination :
  • 7-8 Basil leaves, sliced into strips
  • 2 Green Chillies, sliced into strips
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 3 Tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Aginotmoto
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup oil for deep frying the chicken pieces
  • 7-8 Basil leaves to deep fry
For the glaze sauce :
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 2 Green Chillies , sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli Paste/ Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Aginomoto
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt as per taste

METHOD

  • In a mixing bowl add the chicken pieces and all the ingredient for the marination and keep it aside for 20 mins.

Marinating the chicken

  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken pieces along with whole basil leaves on medium heat for 5-6 mins.

Frying the Chicken pieces

  • Fry the chicken pieces in batches to ensure that they are well cooked and drain it on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.

Fried Chicken pieces

  • For the glaze : Heat the oil in a pan , add the cumin seeds and ginger and garlic paste  and green chillies and stir fry for about a minute. Then add in all the other ingredients for the sauce. Cook for 2 mins , till all the ingredients are nicely mixed.
  • Next add in the fried chicken pieces and basil leaves and toss it well in the sauce. Transfer to a dish and serve. Enjoy :) !

Chicken glazed with the sauce

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