Basil Chicken

Basil chicken is a classic Thai dish you will find in many restaurants. This version is heavily influenced by my Teo Chow culture. This style of Basil Chicken (sometimes called Mint Leaf Chicken), is a dish I grew up with and am very fond of.

The main difference is the simplicity of the flavors. The natural flavors of the aromatics (basil, onions & garlic) will be noticed right off that bat. It's not heavily drowned in sauces which allows the natural flavors to shine. One of my all time favorite dishes, and one of the easiest recipes on this site. Try it, you'll love it.


  • 1 lb minced chicken meat
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 6 ounces basil, leaves only
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil for frying
  • 1 egg (optional)


  1. Heat up the wok on high heat until it gets very smokey.
  2. Add oil and allow the oil to also become very hot and smokey.
  3. Add the onions and garlic and stir around for about 10 seconds.
  4. Add the chicken in a single layer and allow it to sear on one side.
  5. After about 30 seconds, stir well.
  6. Add the fish sauce and sugar.
  7. Continue to, stirring occasionally until the chicken is almost cooked.
  8. Mix in the basil leaves and stir until the leaves become slightly limp.
  9. Serve over a bed of rice, and topped with an fried egg (optional).
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ali said:

May 16, 2015
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ali said:

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May 16, 2015
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May 16, 2015
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