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2 pounds boneless chicken - cut into small cubes
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 red bell pepper - thinly sliced
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
3 red Thai Chile peppers - chopped
½ cup Thai basil
1 pinch salt
black pepper to taste
1 tbsp grated ginger

Nutritional information

2.2 g
23 g
2.4 g
793 mg
59 mg

Thai Chicken with Basil

  • Non Veg
  • 40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



The role of fragrances in lifting souls and mood cannot be denied; in fact, fragrances hold an important place in Asian households. One such natural aromatic plant is the Thai Basil. This plant comes from the family of mint and for years it has been used to add a wonderful taste to Thai recipes making them taste fresh and smell absolutely delicious! One such appetizing Thai recipe that makes abundant use of the aromatic Thai basil is the easy slow cooker Thai chicken with basil. It definitely has the sour and spicy seasoned flavors of the Thai chicken but the main hero here is our incredible Thai Basil!

Health Benefits

The high volume of protein makes way for the weight loss regime and strong muscles while the Thai Basil, on the other hand, has been used for healing purposes for quite some time now and is used for preventing stress, cold, and fever etc.

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How to make Thai Chicken with Basil

  • Combine the chicken, fish sauce, Thai Chile, ginger, bell pepper, rice vinegar and lime juice in a cooker.
  • Cook on a low flame until the chicken becomes tender. Usually, it takes about 5 ½ hours to cook the chicken.
  • Add Thai Basil to the cooked chicken and toss till it gets coated with the sauces for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper and serve hot.


There are quite a few speculations about the origins of the “Thai Basil” but research claims it to have originated in India some 5000 years ago. Since then, it has been used as a vegetable and as a garnishing add-on for different recipes.

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