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Thai Basil Chicken

Delicious and healthy Thai Basil Chicken stir fry recipe. So easy to whip up for a midweek dinner!

thai basil chicken

I have now made this thai basil chicken dish two times in the last three days.

It is that good.  And, it is so easy.  Love, love.


The combination of oyster sauce with the sweet chili sauce and soy sauce is so yummy and so perfect with the browned chicken thigh fillets and fresh basil and spring onions.

Served over fluffy jasmine rice….yum.

Thai Basil Chicken is a surprisingly delicious dinner that takes mere minutes to whip up.

Have a mentioned how amazing the smell of fresh basil is while cooking in the kitchen?  Its so good.

This is such a yummy dinner to enjoy amongst all of the many sweets of December.  You can make this dish as spicy or mild as you’d like.

thai basil chicken

The recipe I’m sharing is how we made it, and I’d say it mild with a touch of spice.  All three of my kids loved this dish.  I asked my 10 year old what I could do to make this dinner better.  His response was “Make more of it”.  🙂

Tips for this easy thai basil chicken:

  1.  You can change this into a thai basil ground chicken dish, by substituting the chopped chicken with ground chicken and following the same steps in the recipe.
  2. Remember to stir the fresh basil in at the end, as it cooks quickly.
  3. Do not skip the oyster sauce.  It thickens up the sauce and lends a creamy, flavorful taste to this delicious dish.
  4. You can make this a spicy basil thai chicken recipe by adding a Thai chili, deseeded and chopped.
  5. You can make this in a wok or skillet.  I love this dish so much, I think I’m going to buy a wok soon. It cooks up just fine in a skillet, but the depth of the wok would help with oil splattering and cooking faster.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

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Thai Basil Chicken

Delicious and healthy Thai Basil Chicken stir fry recipe. So easy to whip up for a midweek dinner!

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb chicken thigh filet, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped or minced
  • 4 scallions and stems, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Sauce

  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together sauce ingredients.

  2. Heat oil in your skillet or wok over high heat.

  3. Add garlic and cook for 10 seconds.

  4. Add white stem parts of scallions and chicken pieces to pan and stir fry until cooked through and browned.

  5. Add sauce and cook for a few minutes until sauce is glossy and thick.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in the green part of scallions and basil leaves.  Stir together.  Serve over fluffy jasmine rice.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Recipe Tin Eats

Nutrition Facts
Thai Basil Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Potassium 165mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Delicious and healthy Thai Basil Chicken stir fry recipe. So easy to whip up for a midweek dinner!

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