Chicken and Basil Stir Fry

This summer recipe is very light on the stomach and is a perfect protein dinner or snack option that will help ward off hunger pangs and provide the body with all the required nutrients.


  • 100 gms chicken
  • ½ cup capsicum, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. chopped garlic 
  • ½ tsp. chopped green chili 
  • ¼ tsp. chopped ginger (adrak)
  • ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup spinach washed and chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced bell peppers
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • 1 bundle of spring onion green and whites separated
  • Salt as required

For The Garnish

  • 1 tbsp.  finely chopped coriander (Dhania)
  • Spring onion greens


  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the red onion and saute on a slow flame until pink or soft.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, chicken, chillies, spring onion (whites), salt and saute on a slow flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato, bell peppers and saute again for a few seconds.
  4. Add chopped spinach leaves and mix well, cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally and until dark green and wilted and chicken is thoroughly cooked. Once done take it out in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves and spring onion.

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