Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Basil


The secret ingredient for this recipe is Thai basil which has a unique taste. Most Asian markets have it and well stocked supermarkets as well. You can substitute with regular basil, but it won't have the typical Thai flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 3 fresh red Thai chile peppers, minced

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • ½ cup chopped Thai basil, or to taste

  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine chicken, bell pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce, Thai chile, lime juice, rice vinegar, and ginger in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on Low until chicken is tender, about 5 1/2 hours. Add basil and cook until wilted into the sauce, about 30 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 793mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* 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.