SIMPLE Chicken and Basil Stir Fry for Busy Weeknights


This stir-fry recipe will really come in clutch during those busy weeknights! I keep it simple with bell pepper and lots of basil basil but you can play around with any vegetable you really like. I highly highly recommend using oyster sauce for the stir-fry along with soy sauce to get that restaurant quality!

SIMPLE Chicken and Basil Stir Fry for Busy Weeknights

Easy peasy no-frills stir-fry!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Stir-Fry
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Servings: 2
Author: Rookie With A Cookie


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce I would recommend adding 1 tbsp of oyster sauce and 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp red chili paste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 lb chicken thighs
  • 1 bell pepper use 1/2 red and 1/2 green for color, sliced
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 button red chili
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1 tsp flour thinned out with water
  • salt to taste


  • Mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, chili paste sugar, lime juice and vinegar in a mason jar.
  • In a pan over high heat, fry chicken. Once cooked halfway, add in the sauce made earlier in step 1 and add about a 1/4 cup water.
  • All the gravy to bubble for 5 mins.
  • Next add onion, bell pepper and mix. Crush in the button chilli straight into the pan along with basil.
  • Thicken the gravy with cornflour slurry to desired consistency. The slurry should resemble milk so add enough water to the flour.
  • Adjust salt and let the stir-fry cook until veggies get soft.
  • Serve hot with steamed or boiled rice!


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I’m Izza, the Rookie behind and in front of the camera. Here, you will find all the delicious recipes I’m whipping up in my cozy apartment in downtown Seattle while juggling my 9-5 in tech.

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