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a bowl full of basil chicken served with a bowl of Jasmine rice and garnished with a sprig of Thai basil with the flowers.

Easy Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

A quick and easy authentic Thai dish that will quickly become a family favorite
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southeast Asian, Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 161kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • Wok


  • 1/2 lb chicken thighs cut up into small pieces
  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup long beans chopped into bite size pieces
  • 4-6 Thai chili peppers
  • 2 cups Thai basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp palm sugar grated
  • 1/2 cup onions sliced finely
  • 6 Tbsp water


  • Pour oil into wok and heat to a medium high heat
  • When oil is hot, add garlic, onion, chili peppers, and chicken. Stir until fragrant and chicken is cooked through.
  • Add in the long beans, fish sauce, oyster sauce and sugar.
  • Add a little water and stir everything together
  • Once well mixed together add in the basil stir once remove from heat
  • serve with Jasmine rice.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg