30 Minute Meals : How to Cook Basil Chicken

Posted by Divine Chef on

To me, basil chicken is a comfort food. It is extremely easy to prepare dish that is always a crowd pleaser. Basil is also a healthy herb that is both tasty and beneficial for its support to cadiovascular health and healing benefits to inflammatory problems like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel conditions.


  • Chicken fillet 200-250g (cut into bite size cubes)
  • Bunch of basil about 50g
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 4-5 small green chillies
  • 1-2 small red chilli padi (more if you like it spicy)
  • 10g cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
  • Drizzle of dark soy sauce for colour
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce

Directions <Thermomix directions>

  • Marinate the cut chicken in fish sauce for couple of hours 
  • Chop the garlic, shallot, chillies coarsely <10s, speed 6>
  • Heat up your oil and saute the chopped mixture until fragrant <3min, varoma, speed stir>
  • Add the chicken and cook until done <10min, 100 degree, speed stir reverse with butterfly whisk>
  • Add 1tbsp water if it gets too dry 
  • Toss in the basil and off the heat <last couple of minutes add the basil to toss and spin>
  • Serve with hot rice (and a sunny side up)

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