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Chicken Thai Basil with Rice Noodles

This Thai Basil Chicken with Rice Noodles is a family weeknight pleaser and made in under 30 minutes.  You can serve it over rice noodles, rice, or even pasta.  
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: thai basil chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Karen Kelly


  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 4 tablespoon tamari (gluten free) or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 peppers, sliced thin
  • 1 14 oz package of rice noodles
  • ½ - 1 cup thai basil leaves, torn
  • 2 tablespoon chopped peanuts, optional


  • In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, oyster sauce, tamari, honey and Thai sweet chili sauce. Whisk well and set aside.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and break it up and stir as it cooks. Continue to cook a few minutes. Add the garlic and peppers and sauce.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce gets thicker.
  • Meanwhile cook the rice noodles in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then drain.
  • Add the basil leaves to the chicken and stir. Serve over the rice noodles and add more basil or chopped peanuts if desired.


Be sure to use tamari if you are gluten free. Soy sauce contains gluten.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg
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