Chicken recipes

Thai Basil Chicken

Thai basil chicken is spicy, sweet, and savory and oh simple! The quick and tasty one-dish meal exceptional for weeknights.

Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken


  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken (cut into a 1/2 inch dice)
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Thai chile or serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp green chili paste
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 3 Tbsp Asian fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups Holy basil (Thai basil or Italian basil can be substituted)
  • *Jasmine rice for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat.

  2. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.

  3. Toss the chicken with cornstarch to coat and add to wok. Cook for about 5 minutes until almost cooked through, stirring frequently.

  4. Add chile, chile paste, sherry, fish sauce, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Stir and cook until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes.

  5. Add chicken stock and cook an additional 3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Stir in the basil. Serve immediately over jasmine rice if desired.

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