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Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce is a rich yet refreshing meal. Serve it up with cauliflower rice or steamed rice for a complete meal!
Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce | #recipe #healthy @roastedroot

Thai food made easy is my jam.

I love whipping together fast, uncomplicated meals with otherworldly flair.

Just have a look at my 30-Minute Summer Vegetable Red Curry, 30-Minute Thai Curry Noodles, and my Drunken Noodles with Ground Turkey for example.

The name of the game is fresh, flavorful, and speedy quick!

Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce | #recipe #healthy @roastedroot

Simple chicken stir fry with tasty sauce? It don’t get much better than that!

I spotted a recipe for Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry in June’s Cooking Light and immediately went to the store for ingredients…the next morning…because I saw the recipe at 9pm and girl doesn’t leave the house past 8:35.

Because I’ve been craving a good peanut sauce lately, I tossed some coconut milk, fresh ginger, and creamy peanut butter into a blender and enjoyed the chicken doused in sauce.

You don’t necessarily need to make the sauce, but why wouldn’t you, my friends? Party on your tongue organ.

Whip out some epic side dish such as this Ginger Turmeric Ginger Rice or Jalapeno Ginger Cauliflower Rice and you’re all set for a dandy time.

 Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce | #recipe #healthy @roastedroot

Go to your chicken and make it right now!

Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce | #recipe #healthy @roastedroot

Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce is fresh, flavorful and satisfying! Perfect for those who love peanut sauce.


For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted unsweetened creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aminos, or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated

For the Chicken Stir Fry:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 Serrano chili, seeded and sliced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons peanut sauce, recipe above
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Add all of the ingredients for the ginger peanut sauce to a small blender and blend until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Add the oil to a large skillet or walk and heat to medium-high. Add the onion and saute 2 minuntes, stirring frequently. Add the bell peppers and serrano and saute, stirring frequently for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken, garlic, and 3 tablespoons of the peanut sauce (reserve the rest for serving) and cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Stir in the fresh basil and salt. Taste for flavor and add more salt, soy sauce and/or peanut sauce to taste.
  4. Serve stir fry over rice with desired amount of ginger peanut sauce.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 13gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 28g

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Nora (A Clean Bake)

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

In this house, if it's Thai, stir fried or peanut sauced, it is a HIT. This is like the holy trinity of dinner!


Saturday 13th of June 2015

I could eat this ginger peanut sauce ALL the DANG DAY. Like, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I need to make that happen.

Melissa (Lumber Loves Lace)

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

OMG!!!! This looks amazing. Making this TONIGHT.

Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)

Saturday 6th of June 2015

This looks so good--almost like Thai fajitas!

Your joke reminds me of the character in Girl, Interrupted who was looking for an apartment with an eat-in kitchen, except she kept saying "eat-in chicken". Like, I'm looking for "one bedroom, two baths, an eat-in chicken". I think Anjelina Jolie's character called her out on it and she got really mad...


Friday 5th of June 2015

I know what you almost typed… :-D

This recipe sounds wonderful - another one I must make!

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