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Authentic Thai Basil Chicken (Very Easy and Fast)

Nancy Gibson

"This only takes about 25 minutes to make. Very easy and fabulous flavor! This is very popular in Thailand. They sell this on the streets as well as in the restaurants. You won't believe how incredible this recipe is. It is my husband's and my new favorite. Serve with white rice."
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24 m servings 304 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir in chile peppers. Pour in water. Cook until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in basil before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute red pepper flakes for the chile peppers, or omit if you don't like spicy food.
  • The favorite ingredient in this dish is the fresh basil. Just stir it in and serve. Don't overcook it!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 304 calories; 16.2 g fat; 14.5 g carbohydrates; 25.8 g protein; 59 mg cholesterol; 1625 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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We love basil and grow our own, so always looking for recipes that call for it. I've made this dish twice now and the second time I added frozen peas and that was a wonderful addition to an alre...

Very fast and very tasty!

This comes together very quickly and is a great way to use up extra basil growing in the garden.

Quick, easy and tasty - how can you beat it?