Blackberry Basil Chicken

ACTIVE TIME: 30 MIN. I COOK TIME: 30 MIN. I SERVES: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ~ 2 lbs chicken tenderloins, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by heating olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cubed chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  2. While chicken is cooking, mix together the sauces, brown sugar, vinegar and garlic in a small bowl.
  3. When the chicken begins to brown, about 15 minutes, add the sauce. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. In the same small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water to create a slurry. Add the slurry and 1/2 cup of blackberries to the skillet and turn the heat to low. Stir carefully to throughly coat the chicken in the thickening sauce.
  5. Once sauce is thickened, add the remaining 1/2 cup of blackberries and the fresh basil. Gently toss to combine.
  6. Serve immediately on its own or over jasmine rice.

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