Thai Basil Chiken

Introduction: Thai Basil Chiken

During the long periods at home I have been spending due to lock in place orders, I have started to cook more. One of my goals was to learn all of my mother's dishes that she cooks for family dinners that I love to eat. The recipe I will be sharing with you today is my mother's Thai Basil Chicken recipe that she cooks from time to time. It is a very nurshing meal and tasty. My family loves spicy foods so this is right for us and you too if you are also a fan of spicier foods. This recipe is not the easiest to make because it demands constant attention but it is quite rewarding after you're done.


  • 1 lbs ground chicken thigh

  • 1 lbs ground chicken breast

  • 6 limes

  • 3 teaspoons of ginger

  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3 spicy peppers or 2 tablespoons hot pepper flakes

  • 1 bunch fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Large saucepan


Several cutting knives

Cutting board

Step 1: Preparation

1: juice the limes

2: finally cop the basil, ginger, and peppers

3: bring a pan to medium heat with a tablespoon of vegetable oil in it

Step 2: Preparing the Chicken

1: Add the chicken then flatten it out evenly over the pan then wait for it to cook on the bottom

2:flip the chicken over and start breaking it into smaller bits.

3: Repeat step 2 until all the chicken is broken into small bits and fully cooked

Step 3: Adding Flavor

1: Add the sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice to the pan then bring to a simmer.

2:Wait till most of the liquid is burned off

3: Add the ginger, basil, and spicy peppers/pepper flakes .

4:Wait for the rest of the liquid to boil off while mixing the pan

5: Continue to saute the mixture for a bit, then taste and decide if it needs more sugar or spice

Step 4: Conclusion

Thank you for making my instructable. I hope you enjoy the process of making and eating the food enjoyable. I am happy to have been able to impart one of my favorite recipes onto you. This dish is beats served with rice or a stir fry to go along with it. It can also be served by itself. I hope you enjoy the dish

Thanks, Zayd Ghantous

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    2 years ago

    Very nicely done, this looks tasty!

    If you want a tip to perhaps attract a few more readers, I'd recommend setting up a good looking plate of the finished dish to photograph for a cover image. Just a tip! : )