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5-minute Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Rice, Green Beans & Fried Egg

5-minute Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Rice, Green Beans & Fried Egg

Thai basil chicken stir fry with rice and green beans is a quick and easy meal. The fresh flavor from the basil and garlic, combined with soy sauce and oyster sauce, is amazing! If you want to add more protein, you can add tofu or shrimp as well. This recipe makes one serving but can easily be doubled or tripled if you have a larger group.


1 chicken breast, sliced

1/4 cup oyster sauce (or more for extra flavor)

1 clove garlic, minced

2 cups rice

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons fish sauce (optional)

Fried Egg

It’s important to note that eggs aren’t the only source of quality protein. Protein is found in many other foods, including meat (beef, chicken, pork), beans and legumes (chickpeas/garbanzo beans), dairy products (milk, yogurt), nuts & seeds (walnuts and almonds) and some vegetables like spinach or kale. Eggs are an excellent food choice because they are a good source of protein and they’re also inexpensive if you buy them on sale at your local grocery store!

If you’re concerned about cholesterol levels in eggs or want to make sure you’re getting enough antioxidants from other sources then feel free to substitute another type of high-protein food for the fried egg in this stir fry recipe—for example:

Chicken, Green Beans

  • Chicken breasts or thighs are the best choice for this stir fry. You can also use precooked chicken breast strips from the grocery store if you want to save time and energy. If using thighs, cut them into small pieces (I like to cut them into cubes about 1 inch across) so that they cook evenly. For this recipe, I recommend using fresh green beans; however frozen will work too!
  • Chop up the basil leaves, garlic cloves and onion finely so that you don’t bite into any large pieces when eating your meal later on! You can also choose to add in any other vegetables such as bell peppers or broccoli if you’d like some added color or texture change throughout your dish

Basil, Oyster Sauce, Sugar, Garlic

  • Thai basil: If you can’t find Thai basil, use regular (Italian) basil instead.
  • Oyster sauce: This ingredient is made from oysters and water; it has a salty and savory flavor. You can find it in the Asian section of most grocery stores or at an Asian market.
  • Garlic: It’s one of the main ingredients of this dish! You can substitute garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic handy.
  • Sugar: Powdered sugar is a staple pantry item that adds sweetness to dishes like this one without adding any fat or calories (unlike granulated white sugar). If you don’t have it on hand, substitute 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar and mix in some salt until dissolved before adding to stir fry pan with other ingredients (this will help cut through some of the heat).

Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce, Rice, Oil

  • Fish Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Rice
  • Oil

A light meal for lunch or dinner.

This is a light meal for lunch or dinner. The ingredients are easy to find and can be purchased at any grocery store. It takes about 20 minutes from start to finish, so it’s also fairly quick to make.


Thai basil chicken stir fry is a healthy, light meal for lunch or dinner. This recipe uses just 10 ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to make!