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spicy basil chicken

Spicy Basil Chicken

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai Cuisine
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Khin



  • 350 g Chicken mince thigh/breast
  • 1 cup Basil Leaves  ( Thai Holy Basil/Sweet/Italian) 
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • 4-5 Bird eye chillies
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp Vegetable oil

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • ½ tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Brown/White Sugar


  • Finely chop the garlic cloves and bird eye chillies.
  • Add all the sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Heat the pan to medium heat, drizzle oil and add the chopped garlic and stir for few seconds then add the chopped chillies and stir for few seconds.
  • Add the minced chicken and stir fry with medium-high heat till the chicken colour changed, then add the stir fry sauce mix. Continue stir fry with medium high heat for 1-2 min till the chicken is starting to be glossy.
  • Add the basil leaves and black pepper and stir for 1 min. Remove from heat.
  • Served over a bed of steamed jasmine rice and topped with Crispy fried egg .
  • Delicious Spicy Basil Chicken is ready!


  • To make crispy fried egg with runny yolk you need to add more oil then regular fried egg. ( about half cup of oil ). Fry with high heat to medium-high heat till the edges are crispy golden brown.
  • If you cannot find Thai basil, you can use holy, sweet or Italian basil. These basil are the nearest substitute.
  • If you do not consume fish sauce, you can soy sauce or salt to taste.
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