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 dash 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 346
Calories from fat 167
Calories from saturated fat 32
Total Fat 18.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.5 g
Cholesterol 142 mg
Sodium 799 mg
Potassium 403 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 7.5 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.7
Vegetables 1.6

Energy sources