Basil Garlic Chicken

Lindsey McCue


This tastes exactly like the basil garlic chicken at our favorite Thai place! And it's so easy!!

I found the recipe on the Food and Wine website.

★★★★☆ 4 votes


1 lb
boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bit size thin slices
3 Tbsp
asian fish sauce
3 Tbsp
low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
2-3 Tbsp
cooking oil
1 small
onion or shallot cut into thin slices
1/4 tsp
dried red pepper flakes or 4-7 thai chili's minced
3-4 clove
garlic, minced
1 1/2 c
fresh basil, lightly packed

How to Make Basil Garlic Chicken


  • 1In a medium bowl, combine the fish sauce, soy sauce, water, and sugar stir to mix well. Add the chicken and stir well to coat. Set aside.
  • 2In a large nonstick pan or a wok heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes and garlic, cook, stirring 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • 3Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon and add it to the hot pan. Cook until almost done, stirring, 3-5 minutes. Add the remaining marinade and cook a minute longer. Turn the heat down to low and mix in the basil, stirring until just wilted.
  • 4Serve along side brown or white rice.

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About Basil Garlic Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy