These Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Thai basil chicken bowls are a healthy stir-fry. It’s a colorful meal, full of fresh vegetables and flavors, and an easy weeknight dinner!
Savory + Sweet
We love Asian inspired dishes and eat them often. Healthy stir-fry dishes are among our favorite to prepare, especially when they have savory, sweet flavors like this Thai basil chicken. You get savory goodness from the sauce and seasonings, and paired with the bell peppers you get a bit of crunch and sweetness. You will love the combo of flavors and how easily they liven up this chicken stir-fry.
This recipe calls for Thai or Asian Basil, and we can sometimes find it locally at Whole Foods, but when it’s not available we just use regular Italian Basil and it still comes out delicious! So…if you have any trouble locating Thai Basil, it’s really not a big deal. Just go with Italian Basil and call it good! But…if you can easily get your hands on Thai Basil, do it! You will love the distinct flavor and how it pairs with the rest of the flavors in this Thai basil chicken.
Takeout At Home
We love re-creating the flavors of takeout at home. These Thai basil chicken bowls feel like you ordered takeout, but you’ll be able to pronounce all the ingredients and know you’re eating a much healthier meal! Plus, it’s an easy one to make, and you can tailor it to your preferences with either cauliflower rice (Whole30 + Keto) or plain white rice if you’re a little more relaxed with your eating.
Some Other Recipes That Feel Like Takeout
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Thai Basil Chicken Bowls (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
For the chicken:
- 1.5 lbs chicken breast
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- Sea salt and pepper
For the sauce:
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp arrowroot powder
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
For the rest of the bowls:
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 onion, cut into thick wedges
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 small bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 3 cups Thai/Asian basil, (can sub with Italian basil)
- 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced into rounds, optional
- 2 cups cauliflower rice, (cauli rice only for Whole30 + Keto, can sub white rice)
- 3 green onions, chopped, (optional garnish)
- Place chicken breasts between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to flatten your chicken so that the pieces are even in thickness. Then, slice into thin strips.
- In a large skillet or wok over medium heat, add avocado oil and chicken to pan. Season with a generous pinch of sea salt and ground pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
- While chicken is cooking, prep garlic, onion, bell peppers, green onion and jalapeño as noted and set aside.
- Also, prepare sauce by whisking all sauce ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Set aside.
- Once chicken is done, remove and set aside on a plate.
- In the same skillet over medium heat, add avocado oil, onion wedges and bell pepper, stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add garlic, jalapeño if you’re using it and basil. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Add sauce and chicken back in. Stir to combine everything, and let cook for just a couple minutes to re-heat chicken. Serve with cauliflower or white rice and garnish with green onion.
Absolutely delicious and healthy! Just the right amount of heat! Can’t wait to make it again!
Thanks so much for giving it a try! We hope it makes it into your regular rotation! Thanks again for sharing and coming back to leave a comment! 🙂
When do you add the basil and did you mean 3 cups of basil????
See step #7 and yes, 3 cups of basil. It wilts down significantly. You can adjust to taste and use less if desired.