Easy and Luxurious Foolproof Basil Chicken

Easy and Luxurious Foolproof Basil Chicken

Just pan-fry the chicken. I used bone-in chicken thighs in the photo, but you can use boneless thigh. Chicken breast is OK, too! A fuss-free extravagant dish for Christmas.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Chicken thighs (bone-in)
(or boneless chicken thighs or breasts)
Basil paste
3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Krazy Salt
3 teaspoons


1. Wipe the chicken with paper towels. If you are using bone-in chicken, cut through the skin on the back to the edges.
2. Make small cuts along the inner edge of the skin, to make sure it will cook properly.
3. Make cuts in the chicken along the bone, and several more small cuts in the meat, so that it will be easy to slice off when it's eaten.
4. Rub Krazy Salt into the chicken evenly.
5. Heat up the oil in a pot or deep frying pan. Put the chicken in skin side down. Cook on medium heat and cover the pan to steam-fry the chicken.
6. In about 15 minutes the skin will be lightly browned, and a lot of fat will come out of the chicken. Wipe away the excess fat.
7. Return the chicken to the pan and sprinkle with the sake. Cook uncovered over medium heat, until the skin is golden brown. Wipe out any more fat that comes out from the chicken.
8. When the chicken is cooked, coat it with the basil sauce. Turn up the heat a bit to cook the chicken all the way through.
9. Serve and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I got some bone-in chicken thighs, so I decided to make this.