Authentic Thai Basil Chicken (Very Easy and Fast)


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
24 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ onion, sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup oyster sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 2 small chile peppers, sliced (Optional)

  • cup water

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves


  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
16g Fat
15g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1625mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 117mg 583%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 484mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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