This Meal Prep Thai Basil Chicken is a healthy stir fry idea that doubles as an easy 30-minute dinner or make-ahead lunch!
Step 1 Mix all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Meanwhile, get rice, water and butter cooking in a rice cooker while making the rest of the recipe.
Step 2 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, shallots (or onion), chili pepper and a pinch of salt, sauteeing for 4-5 minutes until chicken is lightly browned.
Step 3 Add red pepper and cook another 2 minutes until peppers are tender.
Step 4 Add sauce and saute for 2 minutes until chicken is completely heated through. Turn off heat and stir in basil leaves.
Step 5 Serve by spooning chicken mixture and sauce over cooked rice, then garnish with sesame seeds and lime wedges if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Storing and Reheating You can store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 or 5 days. I suggest packing individual portion sizes into glass meal prep bowls – that way, you can reheat the dish right in the container for 1-2 minutes in the microwave. Sprinkle some water over top of it first so the chicken and rice don’t dry out.