Basil Chicken Saute Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]
If you’ve been to Thailand or enjoy Thai food then you probably recognize this recipe already as it’s a popular dish often enjoyed at lunch. And that’s because sautes (or stir-fries) are fast and easy to make and really delicious to enjoy.
So, if you’re looking for a super quick recipe to eat for lunch or dinner, then give this basil chicken saute a try.
You can make basil chicken saute naturally Paleo and Ketogenic by using gluten-free tamari sauce instead of regular soy sauce (check out this post about tamari sauce to see why it’s better than soy sauce). And for an AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol) version of this dish, use coconut aminos instead of the tamari sauce and omit the peppers to keep this dish nightshade-free.
Enjoy this saute with some cauliflower white “rice” (recipe here) for a complete Asian meal!
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- 1 chicken breast (0.5 lb or 225 g), minced or chopped very small
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced or finely diced
- 1 chili pepper, diced (optional – omit for AIP)
- 1 cup (1 large bunch) basil leaves, finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) water
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) gluten-free tamari sauce (use coconut aminos for AIP)
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) avocado oil or coconut oil to cook in
- Salt to taste
- Add 1 Tablespoon of avocado or coconut oil into a large saucepan and add in the minced garlic. When the garlic has started to yellow, add in the optional diced chili.
- Then add in the minced chicken.
- Add in the water and cook until the chicken is cooked.
- Add to the saucepan the tamari sauce and salt to taste.
- Lastly, add in the basil leaves and mix it in. Serve with some Cauliflower White “Rice” (recipe here) for a delicious Asian dish that’s Paleo, Keto, and AIP.