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I love this recipe. I made it maybe 12 times already. My husband and our friends love it too. Excellent recipe. I happened to use cream of coconut and it taste even better. So I now use cream of coconut all the time.
Nutrition facts please!!!
Hi, Chelsea! We don’t currently calculate nutritional information on our recipes. I’d recommend using an online nutritional calculator like this one.
This was excellent! I had been having a Thai basil chicken craving for weeks and this more than hit the spot. It was nice having a recipe with a complex mix of spices rather than relying on chili paste. Wife loved it and said ‘this is a keeper’.
Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
You are so very welcome Tony, I’m so glad you liked it!
This has been on my rotation for quite some time now and it has never failed! I have an 18 mo old toddler that I’ve been introducing to “grown up” foods and this is her favorite (with rice)! I just had to grate the ginger (only 1 tsp), grate garlic, mince half of a small jalapeño for her. Ty so much for sharing this recipe!
Love it! So delish
This recipe was amazingly delicious. Used chicken breasts because that’s what I had and my whole family loved it. Thank you!
A dinner time staple in our home! One of our all time favorites, I’ve been making it for quite some time now and it never disappoints. (I mean…not a single recipe on this site has ever disappointed me and I’ve been faithfully using this site since I got married almost 14 years ago) Even our 6 kids 11 and under agree that it’s delicious! :)
Suggestions for side dishes?
I always make a white rice with it unless we are going fully paleo/keto. Just recently I used the cauliflower rice recipe from this site and it went beautifully with the meal. Another thing to consider which I use is naan. I made mine with cassava flour since we are a mostly grain free family and it still tastes delicious with this dish!
Rice and i make a quick pan seared broccoli with some salt and pepper
I take it back… don’t mess with this recipe.. don’t ad anything .. the only thing I would do is add a little extra cayenne (as I did). This is so delicious as it is .. I love it.. will be making this again and again
I’m so glad you liked it Pip!
This is a very nice recipe on its own, however add a zucchini and a few snow peas in the last steps ( double the cayenne) and you have a stand out dish.. love it .. this will become one of my top ten..
I added zucchini, cauliflower, carrot, cilantro and a little chopped kale and used fresh tumeric and it was lovely. The lime juice really made it great!
Outrageously as good as any Thai restaurant here in NYC. Quick, easy and full of flavor for such a quick meal. Must have in my fall rotation.
I am surprised at all these wonderful reviews. I found this to be very flat and boring. It was simple and pretty when served, but not flavorful. I know that it would have been better had I used the recommended chicken thighs, but it would not have made enough difference. Bummer!
Hi Risa Grace. I’m sorry to hear you found it flat. Is it possible you didn’t add enough of seasonings or skipped something like salt, which tends to wake up all the other ingredients in a dish? Thighs definitely make a difference in a dish like this. You can also feel free to bump up the spices in this recipe to adjust to your liking next time. Thanks for your comment.
Best ever! My modifications: no jalepeno or cayenne; I didn’t want it spicy. Also, I didn’t have all the separate spices, so used what I had and made up the difference with curry powder. I also added carrots and several small red/orange/yellow sweet peppers. I used homemade chick stock in addition to the coconut milk for more sauce, about 1 c. Because of the added liquid, I added another Tbsp of curry powder. I was also out of fresh ginger; I’m sure it will be even better next time with the ginger. And with the lime juice and basil added at the end … oh yeah! I served it over saffron rice. Heavenly!
Made this tonight. Only alteration was to add a little palm sugar to it in order to balance the spiciness. Also simmered for a bit uncovered in order to thicken the sauce a bit. Fantastic. Fresh Thai and Sweet Basil straight from the garden along with the jalapeños.
This was delicious! Made it as is. Thank you!
My absolute favorite.. i think i make this almost every week and even my fussy 2.5 year old eats it! All the spices combined give the dish an amazing taste!
I made this tonight. THE BEST EVER! Soooooo gooood. Very spicy with 1/2 tsp cayenne and a huge jalapeño. Perfect!! Thank you. Will be making regularly, I’m sure.
Made this many many times and my boyfriend and I love it! I usually add carrots during the simmering stage, and would serve it with a side of roasted cauliflower. I switch it up sometimes and serve it over rice or rice noodles. Great recipe!