This is easy and my kids love it. I've also made it with cubed pork from cheap pork chops. You can spice this dish up with crushed red pepper flakes. Serve over rice. Don't substitute dried basil, though! It has to be fresh! And though it sounds like a lot of basil, that makes the dish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine soy sauce, water, and sugar in a bowl.

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  • Marinate chicken in soy sauce mixture for 30 minutes.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.

  • Cook and stir green onions in oil for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.

  • Pour 3 tablespoons oil into the skillet. Cook and stir chicken and marinade until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 5 minutes.

  • Add spinach leaves to chicken. Cover for 4 minutes stirring occasionally.

  • Stir green onion mixture into chicken and spinach; cook to reheat onions, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Stir in basil and cook until heated, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve!

Nutrition Facts

277.9 calories; protein 33.8g 68% DV; carbohydrates 5.9g 2% DV; fat 13g 20% DV; cholesterol 86.1mg 29% DV; sodium 272.6mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
This is easy to make and delicious! My husband, who doesn't even like spinach, yummed this up too. I loved it as-is. My husband would have liked more of a sauce to pour over the rice. He used a bottled Thai sauce as an immediate fix. Would love anyone's suggestions of a great, easy sauce to make to pair with this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2014
While we enjoyed the spinach/basil combo the chicken was bland & boring. We'll make this again but use a different marinade for the chicken. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
This is easy to make and delicious! My husband, who doesn't even like spinach, yummed this up too. I loved it as-is. My husband would have liked more of a sauce to pour over the rice. He used a bottled Thai sauce as an immediate fix. Would love anyone's suggestions of a great, easy sauce to make to pair with this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
I have made this a couple times really good recipe. only thing I did different is I used velvet chicken. I love this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
We really enjoyed this dish. I read other reviews before I started cooking and I made little changes to make more sauce. Marinade was made of 3Tbl spoons soy sauce 2Tbl spoons water and 1Tbl spoon sugar. I drained chicken and saved marinade before I fried it in 2Tbl spoons of oil. I poured marinade back to fully cooked chicken just before I added spinach. I think any other sauce would ruin the unique flavor of this very good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2015
I have actually made this recipe on several occasions and I see a fair number of people that said the chicken was a little bland; however, I have found a way to spice the chicken up a little. I bypassed the marinade all together and spiced the chicken with curry, pepper, and cooked the chicken in a Thai Curry paste, Soy Sauce, and sesame oil instead of olive oil. I used about a teaspoon of Thai Curry paste and unless one likes their chicken really spicy, that is all I would add. I used only a tablespoon of sesame oil because if much more is used it will have an overpowering sesame flavor. Thirdly, I added a tablespoon of Soy Sauce. Heat the sesame oil, Soy sauce, and Thai curry paste in the pan before any chicken is added as to dilute the curry paste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
Excellent! I doubled the recipe. Marinated the chicken while I prepped the veggies and basil. Used my wok, perfect for stir-frying. Cooking order: garlic, then chicken and marinade, then veggies. Next, spinach, then basil, without removing from pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2012
very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2013
This was really yummy! I echo the review of another view who would have like to have more sauce but I also served it over sticky rice and it was delectable! Love love love all the basil. I didn't have enough spinach on hand as the recipe called for but it was fine the way it was. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2013
Yummy dish.. the basil really gives it a nice and different flavor from most stir fries. Will add some red pepper flakes to leftovers tonight Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2014
While we enjoyed the spinach/basil combo the chicken was bland & boring. We'll make this again but use a different marinade for the chicken. Read More
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