10 Minute Thai Basil Chicken

10 Minute Thai Basil Chicken

10 Minute Thai Basil Chicken

Recipe by Marry Dell


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This Thai basil chicken recipe takes just 3 minutes to prepare and 7 minutes to cook. Served along with steamed rice, it’s restaurant food, fast.


  • 3 to 4 tablespoons oil

  • 3 Thai bird chilies or holland chilies, de-seeded (if desired) and thinly sliced

  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 2 teaspoons sugar or honey

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • ⅓ cup low sodium chicken broth or water

  • 1 bunch holy or Thai basil leaves


  • In a wok over high heat, add the oil, chilies, shallots and garlic, and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the ground chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes, breaking up the chicken into small bits.
  • Add the sugar, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Stir-fry for another minute and deglaze the pan with the broth. Because your pan is over high heat, the liquid should cook off very quickly.
  • Add the basil, and stir-fry until wilted. Serve over rice.