Thai Basil Chicken with Coconut Curry Sauce

A classic Thai basil chicken curry with coconut milk. Serve over jasmine rice and garnish with basil leaves.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup snow peas

  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms

  • ½ cup bamboo shoots

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • ½ lemon, juiced


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir chicken into onion mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix in curry paste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is browned, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add coconut milk, red bell pepper, chicken broth, snow peas, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Season with cinnamon and stir well. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil and lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
30g Fat
16g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 533mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 69mg 344%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 589mg 13%

* 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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