Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 3
Spicy Thai Basil Chicken
Health Highlights
Gluten free, low carb, high protein, and delicious!


4 tsp Extra virgin olive oil (divided)
1/2 cup Red onion (minced)
3/4 cup Red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
4 tsp Garlic (minced)
454 gm Chicken, ground, lean
2 pepper(s) Red Thai chili pepper (minced)
1 tbsp Fish sauce
2 tsp Coconut sugar
2 tsp Tamari, gluten free, reduced sodium
1/4 tsp Black pepper (ground)
1/2 cup Basil, fresh (sliced)
1 tbsp Lime juice (fresh)
6 large leaf Lettuce, butterhead (Boston) (as your wrap)


1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add red onions and saute 2 minutes.  Add red bell pepper and saute 1 more minute. Add garlic and saute another minute.  Remove onion mixture from pan and set aside.

2. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan and swirl to coat.  Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until cooked through, stirring to crumble.  Once chicken is cooked through, drain off fat.  Return pan to stove over medium heat.  Add chilies and cook 1 minute.  Add onion mixture to pan.  Stir in fish sauce, coconut sugar, tamari, black pepper and cook 1 minute or until heated through.

3.  Remove pan from heat stir in basil and lime juice. 

4.  Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves. Roll up and enjoy!


As the fat is drained after the chicken is cooked, the fat content is lower than reflected in the Nutrients table.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 334
Calories from fat 168
Calories from saturated fat 39
Total Fat 18.6 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.9 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Sodium 723 mg
Potassium 1150 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 7.6 g
Protein 29.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.7
Vegetables 1.6

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