Basil, Chicken & Chile Stir-Fry

This stir-fry is so quick and easy you just won’t believe it. There are three major components: rice, green beans and chicken. No joke, the actual stir-fry takes about 10 minutes.

Chile, Basil & Chicken Stir-fry served in a bowl with a towel and chop sticks

Basil, Chicken & Chile Stir-Fry

Fresh green beans saut├ęd in coconut oil with a pinch of pulverized sea salt and black pepper plus very thinly sliced chicken breast stir fried in a made-from-scratch Asian fish sauce served over the top of of fluffed rice.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Quick, Stir-fry, Weeknight
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 cloves garlic Thinly Sliced – Divided
  • 1 lb green beans Cut into 1″ lengths
  • 1/4 cups Water
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground
  • 1 Serrano Chile Seeded & Finely Chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast boneless chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Basil Coarsely Chopped
  • 2 cups Brown Rice Cooked


  • Cook rice in Rice Cooker using Quick Mode
  • Heat a large pan with 2 tbsp Coconut Oil over medium-high heat. Add 2 cloves garlic; cook until fragrant (~10 seconds). Add Green Beans, Water, Salt & Pepper; stirring regularly cook for 4 minutes or until water have evaporated. Set to the side for serving.
  • Heat 2 tbsp more Coconut Oil over medium-high heat. Add Chile, 2 cloves Garlic; cook until fragrant (~10 seconds). Add chicken; stirring regularly cook for 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp Water, Fish Sauce, Sugar & Soy Sauce; stirring regularly cook 2 minutes or until Chicken is cooked throughout (165 DegF). Remove from heat; stir in Basil and then serve with Green Beans & Rice
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Adapted from “Basil Chile Chicken Stir-Fry” from Weeknight Easy by Good Housekeeping