Thai Wok Chicken Recipe

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When I think of Thai food I think quick healthy easy and delicious. This recipe requires the use of a Wok. If you don't have one you could use a thick based frying pan. The advantage of a Wok is that it can heat up quickly and cool down quickly and it can hold quite a lot of food. Having said that if you are making more than the recipe indicates, cook the chicken in batches and then put it all together to heat before adding the sauce at the end.

I recommend using chicken tenders or chicken fillet instead of chicken breast as I tend to find that they cook very quickly and remain tender. Chicken breast due to it's muscular and fat free nature can tend to dry out and become a little chewy in a dish like this.

This is the sort of recipe that I make on a week night. It is super easy and delicious. Apart from the basil leaves, you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard right now!

People will try this recipe at your house and ask you for it. It balances the sweet, sour salty and hot asian flavours which makes it hard to say no too.

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Served simply with jasmine rice
Served simply with jasmine rice

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves 4 as a main


  • 500g Chicken tenders, chopped into medium cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons Mirin
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Small onion, Asian red onion preferred
  • 6 Small citrus leaves, Lime preferred
  • 1 Chilli, Large
  • 3 Tablespoons Sweet soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Normal soy
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • Small handful Sweet basil leaves
  • Half a Lemon, Squeezed for juice


  1. Add the onion, citrus leaves, chilli, sweet soy, fish sauce, normal soy, Brown sugar, sweet basil leaves, lemon juice to a food processor and chop not over process into a smooth paste as it will be an unappetising colour.
  2. Heat the wok, add the oil, when shimmering add the chicken. When half cooked add the Mirin.
  3. When the chicken is completely cooked, turn off the heat and add the sauce, mix well and serve.
  4. Serve with jasmine rice

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

It sounds so delicious. Chicken happens to be my favorite food. I will be adding this recipe to my ever growing collection. I will definately be trying it. Voting up, interesting and useful.

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Anna Evanswood 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Thank you KoffeeKlatch Gals ! I love Chicken too and this is an easy and quick recipe!

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wabash annie 3 years ago from Colorado Front Range

Your recipe sounds easy to make and very delicious. Also, loved the hint about using chicken tenders ... will try it in other stir-fry recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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Anna Evanswood 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Thanks for stopping by:) It easy and delicious and with chicken tenders is bound to be mouth watering:) Enjoy!

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Thai food is so flavorful. When we lived in Japan, we had close friends who were Thai and when they invited us to dinner I was thrilled.

Thanks for this recipe. Will bookmark and add to my recipe files.

Sending Angels to you this morning. :) ps

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Anna Evanswood 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Thank you pstraubie48:) have a great day!

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Anna Evanswood 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Thanks for stopping Pstrauble48 by:)


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