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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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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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

304 calories; 16.2 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 1625 mg sodium. 14.5 g carbohydrates; 25.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2016
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 already great easy recipe. I did not add the chile peppers however I sprinkled some crushed red pepper flakes to give it some heat since that's what I had on hand. Served it with brown rice and spring rolls. It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2016
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 already great easy recipe. I did not add the chile peppers however I sprinkled some crushed red pepper flakes to give it some heat since that's what I had on hand. Served it with brown rice and spring rolls. It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2016
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 already great easy recipe. I did not add the chile peppers however I sprinkled some crushed red pepper flakes to give it some heat since that's what I had on hand. Served it with brown rice and spring rolls. It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
Very good and easy as described. My husband suggested I review it and give it five stars as he really enjoyed it. I used regular fresh basil (not Thai) and it it tasted just like Thai food to us. It will stay in my favorites! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2019
Very tasty and the kids ate it up without any complaints. I did add some grated ginger because I m a huge fan and it added a great flavor to the dish! This is great for quick weeknight dinners. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2016
Quick easy and tasty - how can you beat it? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
Very fast and very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2017
This comes together very quickly and is a great way to use up extra basil growing in the garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2019
We don t eat much grain in our house so I made it and served it over broccoli. Lots of basil from our garden toned down the spice a bit. It was absolutely amazing. No leftovers here. Ever. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2019
Excellent and easy base recipe. Now that I've made it a second time I did a bit extra: added fresh grated ginger with the garlic. Added a bit of crushed red pepper and fresh ground black pepper to the chicken as it sautéed. I added a chopped red bell pepper with the onion. I added a bunch of chopped scallions some with the other veg and some with the basil right at the end. I used regular basil because I grow it and am always trying to use it. And I used two minced jalapeños instead of chili peppers because I had them. Read other reviews and think peas would be an awesome addition! Great way to use up any veggies you like really love this... Read More