Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice

Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice

ErinInVegas 1

"This is a staple of Thai cooking. Adjust the spices to your own tastes for a really great use for leftover rice!! I get the basil from a local Asian market. It has a different flavor than that of regular basil and makes all the difference in this recipe. It is fast and fairly easy to make, but requires constant stirring."


40 m servings 794 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 794 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 116.4g
  • 38%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 469 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the oyster sauce, fish sauce, and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high heat until the oil begins to smoke. Add the garlic and serrano peppers, stirring quickly. Stir in the chicken, bell pepper, onion and oyster sauce mixture; cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Raise heat to high and stir in the chilled rice; stir quickly until the sauce is blended with the rice. Use the back of a spoon to break up any rice sticking together.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the basil leaves. Garnish with sliced cucumber and cilantro as desired.
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  1. 130 Ratings


I am a connoisseur of Thai Basil Chicken dishes, and this recipe is my favorite with a few modifications. I added 2 tblsp soy sauce to the oil/pepper/garlic after frying a bit. You should also...

Yummy! I'm a vegetarian who doesn't eat fish products--so I substituted fish sauce for soy sauce, and substituted oyster sauce for a mushroom stir-fry sauce I bought at an asian market. Instead ...

This is a great recipe. Here are my recommended changes: 1) Use 4 to 8 Thai "bird's eye" chili peppers instead of serranos. 2) Add the bell pepper when the chicken and onion are nearly done cook...

I did what one reviewer suggested and added the fish sauce and oyster sauce in the oil for a bit before adding the chicken. This is an old trick my mom uses to take the strong fish smell out of ...

This recipe had very genuine thai flavor. Instead of sugar I substituted a bit of honey and only used a drizzle of oil to cut back on the fat. I also used brown rice and added a few handfuls of ...

As is, this recipes is just so-so. With a few modifications, it can be great! I use soy sauce instead of oyster sauce and I add a few extra tablespoons of it - but that's just a personal choice....

This recipe was easy to make and it was very tasty. It is close to the dish I usually order at the Thai restaurants.

For a healthier version, I cut the oil in half and use olive oil and brown rice instead. I also use a package of firm tofu in the mix. Additionally, I'll use extra vegetables such as mushroom...

Rice was too wet for my liking. Perhaps too much oil.