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Chicken with Thai Holy Basil

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 1
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • 1 chicken breast, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 small birds eye chili, crushed to expose seeds (optional)
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. thai chili paste
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • ½ red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 10 thai holy basil leaves


  • Heat ½ Tbsp. of vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until just cooked through.
  • Add chili, onion, garlic, fish sauce, chili paste and soy sauce to the pan. Cook stirring constantly, until onions begin to soften and liquids thicken slightly, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add red pepper and basil leaves, cooking until basil leaves wilt slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


This recipe serves just one, but can be easily doubled.