Sweet Thai Basil Chicken

Sweet Thai Basil Chicken

Do you see a similarity here in the recipes I post? For some reason anything that I can make at home that is similar to the deliciousness of a Thai restaurant is A-okay by me. This recipe is super easy and quick to make and I’m positive it’ll be something you love too.


Here is what you need: 

  • 1 TBL of sesame oil
  • 1 lb of ground chicken
  • Black pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Sprinkle of ginger powder ( I did a few shakes of it)
  • 6 oz of sliced bell pepper (you can add more if  you want, this is just all I had!)
  • 1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBL of fish sauce
  • 2 TBL of honey
  • 2-3 TBL of chili paste
  • 1 cup of fresh basil, roughly torn
  1. Heat your sesame oil in a large pan and add your chicken. Season with black pepper, breaking the chicken up as it cooks.
  2. Once chicken is completely cooked, add garlic, ginger, peppers. Cook for another 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add your soy sauce, fish sauce, chili paste and honey. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the sauce coats the chicken, about 5-8 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the basil.
  5. Serve over rice.

Alternatives you can try: Adding raw cashews when you add the peppers but this will impact the fat content and you’ll need to add those to the macros below. Another easy way to bulk this up even more is to add mushrooms and zucchini which I’m going to try next time!

I like to figure out the macros per oz so I can dish up different serving sizes depending on hunger. These macros do NOT include the rice, I logged that separately.

1 oz: 

4.8 protein

3.2 carbs

1.7 fat

For example, last night I weighed out 6 oz for dinner which totaled: 

29 protein

19.5 carbs

10 fat

(rice not included)

Sweet Thai Basil Chicken


I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and it becomes an easy go to dinner recipe in your house.


Coach Mal