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Chicken With Thai Basil served with rice and pair of chopsticks holding up the chicken

Spicy Chicken With Thai Basil

This most delicious of Thai dishes packs a huge spice punch! Fragrant Thai basil and Thai chilis are the stars of this dish. As good as what you'll find at your local Thai restaurant!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 large onion sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (or whatever color you desire!) sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 Thai chilis minced; use more for hotter, less for milder
  • 1 bunch Thai basil
  • 5 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 lb chicken breast sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Set your stove to high, and heat up 2 tbsp olive oil until shimmering.
  • Add minced garlic and Thai chilis, and continuously stir fry for 20-30 seconds.
    Stir Frying Thai Chili Garlic and Oil
  • Add sliced onion and bell pepper, and continuously stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
    Stir frying garlic, Thai chilies, sliced onion, and bell pepper in a large skillet with a wooden spoon
  • Add sliced chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through, stirring continuously.
    Pieces of chicken with sliced bell pepper, sliced onion, garlic and chilies in a large skillet with a wooden spoon
  • Add fish sauce, stir, and then finish by adding your bunch of Thai basil and stir for around 30 seconds.
    Chicken With Thai Basil and Rice



Enjoy your Spicy Chicken With Thai Basil with the one and only Thai Jasmine Rice!  
Feel free to adjust the number of Thai chilies in this dish...the number called for in the recipe will make this very spicy, so adjust to your tastes!
Keyword Chicken, Thai Basil