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Thai Basil Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 2 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 6 boneless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red pepper çut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, çut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp light soya sauce
  • a big handful of fresh Thai basil


  • Heat a tbsp of oil in a large wok on high heat, add stir-fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes till lightly browned along the edges. Remove from wok and set aside.
  • Add in the remaining oil, and add ginger and garlic, and fry for a few seconds till fragrant. Add in onions and peppers and stir-fry for a minute or two till onions become transparent.
  • Add in the browned chicken, spices and salt, and stir fry to mix everything well. Add in soy sauce and fresh basil and stir-fry for another minute or two.


The flavour comes from the fresh Thai basil, so if you’re using Italian or any other kind of basil keep in mind that the taste may vary.