Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep | Thai Larb

We have an easy lunch idea for you that combines tangy & warming flavors of Thai food with fresh and vibrant basil. Our Thai Chicken Basil meal prep recipe is simple to make but looks and tastes like a restaurant-quality takeout meal! 

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

Besides tasting amazing, this restaurant-quality meal can be made in 10 minutes! Add your favorite steamed veggies, and if you’d like, a whole grain like rice or quinoa.

How long will Thai Basil Chicken last for?

When properly stored, Thai chicken basil will last for up to 4 days. Store your lunch meal prep in a shallow airtight container to keep maximum freshness. 

Can Thai Basil Chicken be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze Thai chicken basil for up to 6 months. You can store the meal in a freezer-friendly dish, or divvy it up into separate freezer bags. 

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep Ingredients:

1 ½ pounds chicken, minced (or use ground chicken)

3 tablespoons sesame oil

¼ cup Thai shallots, minced

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

2-3 Thai bird chilis (can sub sriracha chili sauce)

½ cup coconut aminos*

3 tablespoons honey or date syrup

1-2 tablespoons fish sauce

¼ cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon arrowroot

2 cups Thai basil** (sometimes called holy basil)

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

How do you make Thai Basil Chicken?

Making Thai Chicken Basil is super simple! You will have a delicious and nutritious lunch in less than 30 minutes from now. 

Start by heating your sesame oil in a skillet on high heat. Add shallots, garlic, and chilies to the oil and stir for two minutes. When you get a good whiff of the flavors coming together, you know it’s time to add the ground chicken. Stir in and break up the chicken on high heat. Then add the coconut aminos, fish sauce, and honey. Grab a small bowl for the arrowroot powder and chicken broth. Stir them together, but don’t worry about the powder and flour coming together perfectly right now. They will come together and create a nice glaze in a heated pan. Now add the arrowroot powder and broth mixture to the pan with your ground chicken, deglaze, and stir. Add the basil leaves and heat for 30 seconds. You’re ready to add this deliciously fragrant chicken on top of your rice and enjoy! 

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

How to portion Thai Basil Chicken?

Divide steamed rice into four MPOF meal prep or glass containers. Top your rice with Thai chicken basil and vegetables. 

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

 

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Thai Chili Tofu Sheet Pan Meal Prep

Thai Sweet Chili Pork Tenderloin Meal Prep

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20 Minute Paleo Thai Almond Butter Turkey Meatballs

Here’s A 4 Ingredient Pineapple Thai Turkey Meatball Meal Prep That Will Bring Tons Of Flavor To Your Lunch

 

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

 

Other tips for making Thai Basil Chicken:

  • If you want to chop the basil leaves up, do so by stacking five leaves at a time. Then roll them into a cigar-looking form and chop. 

  • Cooking this for dinner? Pair it with a glass of French white wine. 

 

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

Thai Basil Chicken Meal Prep

Besides tasting amazing, this restaurant quality meal can be made in 10 minutes! Add your favorite steamed veggies, and if you’d like, a whole grain like rice or quinoa.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Chicken, Meal Prep
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Chicken Breast
  • 3 tbs sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup Thai shallots
  • 2 tbs Minced Garlic
  • 2-3 Thai Bird Chilis
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 3 tbs Honey
  • 1-2 tbs fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp arrowroot
  • 2 cups fresh Thai Basil

Instructions

  • Add sesame oil to a skillet on high heat. Add shallots, garlic, and chilis, and stir fry for 2 minutes to soften and infuse the oil with their flavors.
  • Add the chicken, and break up, continuing to stir fry on high heat.
  • Add the coconut aminos, honey, and fish sauce, and stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl, Add arrowroot powder to the chicken broth and stir (don’t worry about it combining - it will combine when heated in the pan).
  • When most of the liquid in the pan has evaporated, push the chicken to the edge of the pan, and deglaze the pan with the chicken broth-arrowroot mix (meaning, scrape the flavorful coating off the bottom of the pan. Stir quickly to mix together the sauce, and then coat the chicken with the sauce.
  • Add the whole basil leaves, and stir fry for about 30 seconds to allow them to wilt.
  • Serve over rice or other whole grain, with steamed vegetables, if desired.

Notes

Notes: *This recipe is kept soy-free and gluten-free by using coconut aminos. Coconut aminos are a great alternative to soy sauce for those with dietary concerns. If you don’t need this recipe to be soy-free or gluten-free, it’s okay to use soy sauce instead. In place of the coconut aminos, use ¼ cup soy sauce and increase the amount of chicken broth to ½ cup.
 
**Thai basil is similar to sweet basil, but has a very distinctive licorice taste. Using Thai (sometimes called “holy basil”) will make this dish taste the most authentic. If this is not available, sub sweet basil.
 
Macros for 1 out of 4 servings:
41g Protein | 22g Carbs | 12g Fat | 380 Calories

Nutrition

Serving: 1meal | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 12g
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