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stir fry with lemon basil
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Stir-Fry with Lemon Basil

Very easy to make with few ingredients
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Indonesian, Thai
Keyword chicken stir-fry, lemon basil, stir-fry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 250kcal
Author Minze Vries
Cost £1.80


  • Chef's knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Gloves
  • Wok


  • 300 g Chicken breasts (2 breasts)
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Basil Leaves
  • 5 Bird’s eye chilli peppers
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1.5 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Virgin olive oil


  • Prepare the ingredients
    Cut the peppers length-ways, remove the seeds and then cut diagonally into smaller pieces (Make sure you wear gloves)
    Cut the chicken breasts into bite size peaces
    Remove the lemon basil leaves from the stems and cut into small pieces
    Combine the fish sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl
  • Cook the ingredients
    Heat oil in a wok and add the chicken pieces – until they lose their raw colour
    Then add the peppers and garlic and cook for 2 minutes
    Pour in the sauce and cook until it starts turning thick and gooey
  • Add the Lemon Basil
    Finally add in the Lemon Basil and slowly stir until it starts to wilt (about 10 seconds)
  • Serve with Rice



The serving size calories is only for the stir-fry. For example the nasi goreng and sate sauce (in the picture) will add more calories.
Please the video shows 3 chicken breasts, just increase (or decrease) ingredients based on for how many you are cooking.


Serving: 150g | Calories: 250kcal