Easy Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken | 30 minute dinner, easy chicken dinner, chicken recipes, thai chicken, quick chicken recipe | @simplywhisked

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This easy Thai basil chicken recipe is healthy and just a bit spicy. Serve with fresh limes and for an authentic meal in 30 minutes.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (or tenders), thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 8 garlic cloves)
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 23 cups fresh Thai basil leaves
  • Lime wedges (optional, for serving)


  1. In a large bowl, stir together sliced chicken, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar until evenly coated. Allow chicken to marinate while preparing the rest of the meal.
  2. Heat canola oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add chicken and sauce and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add basil leaves and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until basil leaves have wilted, about 4 minutes.