Here is a photo essay of my first recession garden harvest and the tasty dinner that we cooked from it. Recipe for Hubby’s fantastic Basil Chicken dinner to follow!
I’ve got extras if you want one!
Ingredients for Hubby’s Basil Chicken:
Half onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, diced
Whole chicken cut into pieces, on bone or cut into strips (Tip: buy whole chicken on sale and ask the butcher to cut it up for you.)
~20 basil leaves, washed and dried
1 T soy sauce
2 t lime juice (to brighten the flavor)
1 green pepper, sliced thin
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 t fresh black pepper or to taste
1 t salt or to taste
Start rice in separate pan or in rice cooker. Prepare and chop all ingredients. Salt chicken lightly. Heat the wok on high until it is almost smoking. Add 1-2 T canola oil and heat. Saute the onion with a few leaves of basil. Add the garlic and let it cook for 1 minute.
Toss in a few pieces of the chicken. If you add it all at once the wok will lose too much heat. When the chicken is mostly cooked push it to the side and add a few more pieces of chicken and basil. Repeat until you’ve added it all.
Add the soy sauce, lime juice and mix. Add the green peppers, tomatoes and mix. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let the bigger chicken pieces cook through, about 5 minutes. Serves 4-6.