Spicy Thai Chicken With Basil

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

DH and I love spicy foods. I have made this dish many, many times. It came from my Asian Hot & Spicy Cookbook. This is so simple to make, it requires zero effort...which I'm all about! Great served with rice and my Chili Lime Chickpeas. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute garlic, ginger and peppers in canola and sesame oils in a large wok or skillet for about 1 minute.
  2. Increase heat to high and add chicken. Stir-fry until chicken is browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in soy sauce, water and brown sugar. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 more minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through.
  4. Add in basil and scallions. Serve!


Most Helpful

Tasty, light and simple! I made as stated, except used ~1Tbsp red pepper flake instead of fresh Serrano, since I did not have one. Plenty of bite. I doubled the sauce (water, soy sauce & brown sugar) as suggested, but think I'll even triple it next time since I served over cooked soba noodles. Thanks for sharing!!

EppiRN November 25, 2012

This was very easy and tasty and a great way to use my freshly grown Thai V
Basil. Like another suggested, I doubled the sauce. I didnt have fresh jalapeno so I substituted 3 dried red peppers cut in half to get the seeds too. Unlike some other reviews, use of the dried red pepper gave this dish a definite "kick" that others complained was lacking. Will definitely make again.

momandrn May 24, 2012

I was looking for something quick to use my chicken tenders and DH wanted Thai - found this and it was fast, easy and delicious. I had to make a few changes based on what I had - used a sweet onion as that's what I have, and dried basil. Used japanese noodles stir fried with the finished dish instead of over steamed rice. It was so good and not to much heat, though I'm sure it'd have to be toned down if you've got picky kids like my DGSs, but hey - they weren't here last night.

Bonnie G #2 April 20, 2011

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