Serrano Pepper Thai Basil Chicken

5 from 1 reviews

This Serrano pepper Thai basil chicken is a weeknight staple in my house. It comes together in about 20 minutes and is better than takeout! Serve over whatever you have in the pantry for a delicious and healthy dinner.



1/2 large or 1 medium onion

~10 Serrano peppers

1 lb of chicken

3 cloves of garlic

1 tbs avocado oil or oil of choice

2 tbs sriracha

1 tbs fish sauce

2 tbs tamari or soy sauce

1 tbs honey

handful of Thai basil

scallions (optional)

sesame seeds (optional)


Chop onion, peppers, chicken and garlic

Heat pan to medium heat and add oil

Add onions to the pan and cook until start to turn translucent, about 3 minutes

Add peppers to the pan and cook until peppers start to soften and onion develops some color, about 5 minutes

Add chicken to the pan, cook about 5 minutes on one side, giving the chicken some color

Add garlic and let the garlic get fragrant, about 2 minutes

Add sriracha, fish sauce, tamari and honey to pan. Stir and cook about 7 minutes until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened slightly

Turn off heat and stir in Thai basil

Optional top with scallions and sesame seeds

Serve over rice, quinoa, noodles or cabbage