Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Thai Basil Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Thai Basil Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jeffreydatri

Makes 6 servings



Pretty close to what we have in the cookbook at home.

Recipe Ingredients for Thai Basil Chicken

1 pound chicken breast, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
14 1/2 oz baby corn
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth or water
2 teaspoons fish sauce (naam pla)
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups fresh basil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or to taste

Recipe Directions for Thai Basil Chicken

  1. Freeze chicken, wrapped in plastic wrap, 30 minutes to make slicing easier. Cut chicken lengthwise (along grain) into thin slices and cut slices lengthwise into thin strips. Cut strips crosswise into 2 inch pieces.

  2. Heat a wok or heavy skillet over high heat until hot. Add oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add garlic and stir-fry until golden. Add chicken and cook, stirring constantly to prevent sticking, until all chicken is opaque white, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add chilies, broth or water, fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce, and black pepper and stir-fry until combined. Add basil and stir-fry 30 seconds. If using holy basil, stir-fry 1 minute more, or until basil is wilted but still green. Stir in lime juice.

  4. Serve chicken with brown rice.

Categories

Main Dish, Thai

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 213.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.0g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
64mg
21%
Sodium
314mg
13%
Potassium
511mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
18.2g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
26.8g
Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 97%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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