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Spicy Thai chicken basil is a flavorful chicken basil stir fry with Thai spices. Sweet, spicy, and savory spices seep into the chicken pieces mix with Thai Basil. Complete it with the warm rice and crispy yolk fried egg on top. It's a quick and easy stir fry that's super delicious!

Spicy Thai Chicken Basil

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thailand
Keyword basil, chicken, chicken basil, thai, thai chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 large Chicken Thigh with Skin
  • 2 cloves Large Shallot finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic finely chopped
  • 4 Bird's Eye Chilis or less if you don't want too spicy
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Soy Sauce or Kecap Manis
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 cup Thai Basil
  • 4 Fried eggs


  1. Separate chicken skin from the chicken thigh. Set aside.

  2. Separate chicken meat from the bone. Chopped the chicken thigh meat with a meat chopper knife or food processor. For the bone, you can store in a freezer for later use (homemade broth) or throw away.

  3. In a nonstick skillet at medium heat, heat the chicken skin. The chicken skin will shrink and become crispy and release oil. After the chicken skins are golden brown, set aside. Leave the oil in the pan. Do not turn off the heat.

  4. Add shallot, garlic, and bird's eye chilis to the pan. Stir fry for about 1-2 minutes until the ingredients soften.

  5. Add grounded chicken thigh meat and stir until half cooked.

  6. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, and fish sauce. Stir to combine.

  7. Add Thai basil and stir until the sauce is thickened and the basil leaves withered. Turn off the heat.

  8. Serve it with warm rice and fried eggs.

Recipe Notes

  • We don't add additional salt and sugar because there are enough saltiness and sweetness from the sauces. Tasted it after you add basil leaves. If you think it is less salty and sweet to your liking, you can add salt and sugar.
  • If the amount of chilis is too much for you, you can reduce it or even not add any of them.
  • You also can add white pepper or black pepper. But this dish is spicy enough already, so we don't need it.