Meal Prep Thai Basil Chicken
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Meal Prep Thai Basil Chicken

This Meal Prep Thai Basil Chicken is a healthy stir fry idea that doubles as an easy 30-minute dinner or the perfect make-ahead lunch - it's slightly spicy & packed with fresh herbs!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 386kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, diced into 1-inch pieces (about 1.5 lbs)
  • 3 shallots or 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 1 red chili pepper, de-seeded and finely diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups Thai or regular basil
  • Sesame seeds & lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Sauce

  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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. Add red pepper and cook another 2 minutes until peppers are tender.
  • Add sauce and saute for 2 minutes until chicken is completely heated through. Turn off heat and stir in basil leaves.
  • Serve by spooning chicken mixture and sauce over cooked rice, then garnish with sesame seeds and lime wedges if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1534mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 51.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.2mg