This Spicy Basil Chicken tastes amazing and is ready in less than 20 minutes!  Perfect as a main dish or on top of a salad!


I don’t think I need to tell you how delicious this chicken is.
Just take a look at the picture.

All the fresh basil, the juicy goodness, and the simplicity of the entire dish in one single skillet. Amazing I tell you. And this really is SO easy to make!


Since I’ve been sick for the past two weeks, this was the perfect dinner to throw together during the week that was healthy and yielded plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.  I served this over brown rice and the sauce alone tastes perfect with it!  Oh and if you absolutely hate fish sauce {like my boyfriend}, don’t worry.  You can leave that out and this will still taste great.  Although I guarantee if you secretly throw it in, no one will even notice.

I tend to be sneaky like that, shh just don’t tell Chris.


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Spicy Basil Chicken

This Spicy Basil Chicken tastes amazing and is ready in less than 20 minutes!  Perfect as a main dish or on top of a salad!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 packet Stevia
  • 2 tsp. lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 tsp. chili paste with garlic
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup sliced basil leaves
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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, swirling to coat.
  • Add shallots and garlic to pan; cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add chicken to pan; cook 13 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Combine fish sauce, Stevia, soy sauce, chili paste, water, cornstarch and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add fish sauce mixture to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring to coat chicken. Remove from heat, stir in basil and enjoy!


Serving: 3/4 cup | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 31.3g | Fat: 15.2g | Fiber: 0.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. anisha says:

    Really want to make this, could you tell me what the chili paste consists of ???
    -Thank you!

  2. Samantha says:

    Delicious, made this tonight! Excellant. Needed to add more soy sauce…we normally do not ever eat soy sauce (we’re not a fan) but this left us wanting more! Thank you 😀

  3. Megan says:

    This recipe had all the potential but was way too salty for us. We did not include the extra salt, but would also recommend only one tsp. of low sodium soy. Also side note, cooking fish sauce tends to get quite stinky, make sure your place is well ventilated 🙂

  4. kathleen says:

    Made this tonite! Delicious! Added a splash of wine before adding the sauce – hate to waste those delicious brown bits in the pan!

  5. Brittany says:

    This recipe is delicious! I make this for my husband and I every month. Thanks for this awesome recipe!