20-Minute Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 23, 2022
20-Minute Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

How To Make 20-Minute Thai Basil Chicken

You’ll love this chicken recipe because it’s easy to prepare and the amount of basil adds an earthy and minty flavor that sits well with the chicken and soy sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2tbsppeanut oil,divided
  • 1small red onion,peeled and thinly-sliced
  • 1red bell pepper
  • 1small broccoli florets,a head, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 5Thai bird chiles,thinly-sliced, optional
  • 6garlic cloves,peeled and minced
  • 2cupsThai basil leaves
  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless, thinly-sliced into bite-sized pieces

For Simple Soy Marinade:

  • 1tbspdark soy sauce
  • 1tbsplight soy sauce
  • 1tbspfish sauce
  • black pepper,freshly-cracked


Thai Basil Chicken

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large saute pan over high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, broccoli, and Thai chiles (if using), and saute for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in garlic and Thai basil and saute for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Then transfer the entire mixture to a separate plate, and set aside.

  3. Return pan to high heat, and add the remaining oil. Add the chicken and saute for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Add in the marinade, and toss to combine.

  4. Remove from heat and add in the vegetable mixture, tossing to combine.

  5. Serve warm, over rice or noodles if desired.

Simple Soy Marinade

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined.


  • Calories: 213.57kcal
  • Fat: 11.91g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.78g
  • Fiber: 2.04g
  • Sugar: 3.83g
  • Protein: 18.40g
  • Cholesterol: 48.38mg
  • Sodium: 526.60mg
  • Calcium: 51.46mg
  • Potassium: 477.25mg
  • Iron: 1.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 94.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 99.31mg
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