Cooking - DIY Basil Paste + Easy Basil Chicken Recipe10:13 AM
|Basil Chicken (made with Basil Paste)|
The next morning my basil was looking a little blackish.
|Day old Basil|
|Store bought basil paste|
My basil looked bad, but still smelled GREAT so I cut the basil from the stems.
|Remove the stems|
|Thoroughly rinse the leaves|
|Into the blender they go|
|Not smooth enough yet|
My original plan was to freeze the paste into an ice cube tray, but I couldn't find my tray. So, I just put it into an air tight container.
|Homemade Bail Paste|
NOTE: The mixture was a soft paste when I made it. Once refrigerated it thickened into a much more solid (but not hard) paste.
Use Basil paste on warm pasta, on garlic bread, in place of red sauce when making pizza. You can also use it as a marinade for Basil Chicken!
A day or two later I decided to make
Easy Basil Chicken
My kids were away for the night so I made a small meal for 2
|Homemade Basil Chicken|
2 Tablespoons of Basil Paste
1 medium onion, chopped
Put the sliced chicken in a Ziploc bag. Add chopped onion and basil paste. Squeeze the bag closed until everything is well coated in basil paste.
|Chicken and Basil in a ziploc bag|
Add the chicken, onion and basil to a non stick pan. Cook over medium heat until the chicken is no longer pink and the onion is tender (about 10 minutes depending on the size of the chicken slices).
|Basil chicken with ratatouille|
Basil chicken makes a GREAT burrito! Roll warm basil chicken, rice and chopped mozzarella in a tortilla. It's the best way to use leftovers!
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