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Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken with basil, bell peppers, and red onion.  This is a simple and healthy dinner that's also a 30-minute meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1 Tablespoon oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes , or more to taste
  • 1 onion , sliced into thin strips (I use purple onion, but any kind will work)
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), sliced into thin strips
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts), cut into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves (about ½ cup), torn into pieces


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and stir for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced onions on bell pepper and saute, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about five minutes. Add the chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
  • Mix together the oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sugar and add to the pan. Stir until everything is well coated
  • Reduce heat to medium low and sprinkle the torn basil leaves on top. Stir the mixture until everything is well combined. Serve immediately over rice.


Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1246mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 41.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg