10 Minute Thai Basil Chicken

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.

You’ll Need:

  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the basil, and stir-fry until wilted. Serve over rice.