This stir fry Thai Basil Chicken is delicious served with steamed jasmine rice. It takes only minutes to prepare and the heat level can be easily adjusted. | RotiNRice.com

Thai Basil Chicken

This stir fry Thai Basil Chicken is delicious served with steamed jasmine rice. It takes only minutes to prepare and the heat level can be easily adjusted.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 oz boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite size pieces) (565g)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • cup fresh Thai basil or holy basil leaves (45g)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 red chili (red chili), seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (green chili)**, seeded and chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine chicken, fish sauce, soy sauce, and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Thinly slice 1 cup (30g) basil leaves. Leave the remaining ½ cup (15g) whole.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Sauté onion, garlic, red chili, and jalapeno pepper for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add sliced basil leaves and continue to cook for another minute.
  • Turn off heat. Add remaining whole basil leaves. Stir to mix.
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  • Serve immediately with steamed jasmine rice.

NOTES

** Jalapeno (green) chili may be substituted with 4 to 5 bird’s eye chilies for a spicier dish.

NUTRITION

Calories: 246kcal
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