Thai Basil Chicken (video)

Thai Basil Chicken smells delicious, is easy to cook and prepares in under 20 minutes. Fresh Basil is a must when preparing this savory/spicy delightful meal.  To bring that comfort feeling to this experience, it is recommended partnering this entrée with freshly made Jasmine Rice. Prepared with fresh ingredients, this dish is healthier when compared to the traditional types or store-bought versions. The recipe for the sauce is so savory; you will find yourself putting it on your rice as you bring satisfaction to the hunger within.

Check out the video to see how to make this dish in a snap. Recipe is also provided below.

This meal is also perfect for people with high blood pressure, heart problems, other health conditions and controlled portions can help us lose some of that weight that keeps boomeranging back. If going the healthy route, Thai Basil Chicken is also well partnered with brown rice. 

Fresh grown Thai Basil is an easy addition to your garden and can be enjoyed with a wide range of home cooked meals. I love my fresh Thai Basil with pizza, noodles, salads, rice and soups. One of my favorite things to do is add a hand full of the leaves to my homemade chicken broth and watch my family gravitate to the kitchen and start asking “when will it be ready mom?” Cooking with wonderfully aromatic items like Thai Basil will create those childhood memories while establishing a bond for the family that will survive and who knows, it may even carry to the next generation. This particular dish has a heavenly aroma during cooking and before the first bite. Treat your family to time well spent with this quick and easy dish.

Thai Basil Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


  • Skillet or wok


  • 3 boneless chicken thighs or breasts sliced
  • 1 ½ cup Thai basil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-5 Thai pepper depending how hot you like it
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch


  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup water or low sodium chicken broth



  • Put all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl, stir and set aside until ready for use.


  • Heat the wok on high. Add oil, garlic and peppers. Cook for 20 seconds.  Add sliced chicken and stir fry for 2-3 minutes until fully cooked.
  • Add sauce mixture to the wok and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the sauce begins the thicken.
  • Throw in the basil and Chinese chives. Toss everything until the basil and chives are wilted. 

Serve with rice

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