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- Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Prepare a large skillet on high heat. Add the olive oil and get hot.
- Add the chicken, in batches if have to and sear for 5 minutes per side.
- Add 1 teaspoon of salt, the shallots, garlic, chili, silan, ½ the basil, ½ the lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Turn heat down to medium, cover tightly and cook for 13 minutes.
- Remove from heat and mix in the remaining basil and lemon juice. Serve hot or warm.