Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry loaded with tons of fresh vegetables. A quick and easy one skillet weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make!

Thai Chicken Basil Stir Fry

I love stir frys because they are quick and easy. Perfect for a busy weeknight. This Thai Basil Stir Fry takes just 30 minutes start to finish to throw together.

This colorful stir fry is loaded with tons of fresh vegetables. I choose my favorite: sugar snap peas, green and red bell peppers and onions. You can always substitute what you have on hand. Broccoli would also be a great addition.

Thai Chicken Basil Stir Fry

There is a little bit of heat from the jalapeño. I like things exxxxxtra spicy so I add some Sriracha to my stir fry as well as extra jalapeño.

I cook the veggies on high heat so they get nice and caramelized on the outside and tender on the inside. I like to slightly under cook them so they still have a bit of a crunch to them.

You can always leave out the chicken if you are a vegetarian.

Thai Chicken Basil Stir Fry

There’s not a lot of sauce in this stir fry either. Its light, crisp and loaded with flavor. The flavor comes from the chopped ginger, garlic, jalapeño, basil and hoisin sauce. If you are not familiar with hoisin sauce it kind of like an Asian barbecue sauce. A staple of stir-frys and marinades. It’s super thick like barbecue sauce and is slightly sweet. It is the perfect sauce for our stir fry.

For me the trick to an awesome stir fry is a hot pan. I like to get the vegetables caramelized on the outside but still have a nice bite to them. You can use a wok for this recipe or a large skillet.

Serve with a side of white or brown rice. Coconut rice would be awesome with this)

Thai Chicken Basil Stir Fry

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Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Thai Basil Chicken Stir FryFry. Loaded with tons of fresh vegetables. A quick and easy one skillet weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make!


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 2 whole boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 whole red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 whole green bell pepper sliced
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño minced
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons basil sliced


  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet. Add in chicken breast and saute until fully cooked, flipping halfway. About 8 minutes.
  • Take chicken out of the pan and set aside. Let the chicken sit for 5 minutes and slice into strips.
  • Meanwhile, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the same skillet.
  • Add in the bell peppers, snap peas and onions and saute on medium-high heat until they are carmazlied and tender but still have some crunch to them. About 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic, ginger and jalapeño and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the sliced chicken back to the pan and stir in the hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Take off of the heat and add in the lime juice and basil.
  • Serve immediately with a side of rice.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 261mg11%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1657IU33%
Vitamin C 96mg116%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Dinner Recipe, International Recipes, Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry


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  • Yum!! I love stir fry! I also like adding a fair amount of heat to foods like this so I think I would be right there with you adding the sriracha 🙂 This dish looks so vibrant and gorgeous, Kelley!

  • Hi Kelley,
    Your stir-fry looks great, I totally love a good stir-fry too, they’re so quick and versatile. I’ve never managed to take such a great photo of a stir-fry though… 🙂 I definitely need a better camera and more practice.

  • I’m all about one skillet meals, especially during the week! This looks amazing, Kelley! I love the thai and basil combination in here. Sounds just perfect!

  • Stir fry’s rock the dang house– colorful, quick, easy and always delicious! Yours sounds terrif! I’m with you on the extra heat, gimme allllll the sriracha! 30 minutes or less to devour this scrumptiousness? I’m in. All day. Everyday! ♡ cheers!!

  • Really simple and looks so delicious – what all meals should be 🙂 x

  • Love stir frys! This one looks so fresh and easy to make! Pinning!

  • This looks delicous! We have made something similar a couple of times since we have been back from Thailand, as we ate stir fried basil pork a couple of times out there. It was SO good.

  • This stir-fry looks completelly delicious, Kelley! Love using Thai Basil, it’s so fragrant and flavorful and sounds perfect with all those crunchy veggies!

  • This cuisine looks not only delicious but also beautiful. How long does it take to cook this dishes. Can you give more detail recipe. I would like to cook it for my family

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