Chicken Basil Stir Fry

Difficulty | Serves 4 | Book 6

Chicken Basil Stir Fry recipe

500g skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon crushed ginger (in jar)
2 teaspoons crushed garlic (in jar)
cooking spray
1 cup carrot sliced
2 cups small broccoli florets
½ cup water
3 small kaffir lime leaves
¼ teaspoon chopped chilli or to taste
1 cup yellow capsicum sliced
1 onion sliced
1 cup snow peas
1½ cups mushrooms sliced
1 teaspoon salt-reduced chicken stock powder
1 teaspoon fish sauce
3 tablespoons Hoi Sin sauce
1 cup basil leaves
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour
1½ cups water

Per serve
Kilojoules1650 (cals 394)
GI RatingLow


  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  2. Fry chicken, ginger and garlic together in a wok or large non-stick frypan that has been coated with cooking spray until cooked. Remove chicken onto a plate and leave to one side.
  3. Re-spray pan and sauté carrots and broccoli for 3 minutes.
  4. Add ½ cup water to pan with kaffir lime leaves, chilli, capsicum, onion, snow peas and mushrooms stirring regularly to avoid vegetables burning.
  5. Once vegetables are cooked to your liking, add stock powder, fish and Hoi Sin sauce, basil leaves, sugar and pepper to taste, combine well.
  6. Blend cornflour with water and pour into pan, stir well. Add chicken back to pan and mix with vegetables. Before serving remove kaffir lime leaves.

NOTE: Serve with Basmati rice or noodles or for a lower carb option use glass noodles. Not included in nutritional information below.

Suitable to be frozen.

Note from Annette: A friend asked me to create a low-fat version of this recipe as she loves it so much, so now we all can enjoy this popular Thai dish that’s normally quite high in fat.


Dietitian's tip

We need five serves of vegetables daily to provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and this dish is loaded with vegetables. To lower the GI add a cup of cooked egg noodles, or Basmati or Doongara rice.

Related Products