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Simple Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

Updated on July 9, 2017
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Jack has worked at IBM for over 28 years on museums and libraries.


Here is a one of my favorite chicken dishes. It is simple yet very economical and tasty. I hope you will try it and let me know.

- May. 2016

How to Make It?


  • a package of chicken drumsticks
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • fresh ginger roots
  • fresh Thai Basil leaves (key ingredient)
  • dash of sugar
  • Soy sauce (1/2 cup)
  • cooking oil or sesame oil

In a pot, place oil and crushed garlic clove and sliced ginger root and heat. When sizzling, add chopped chicken legs with bone and soy sauce and a half cup of water and reduce heat to low after boiling. Cook for approx. 45 minutes and add the Basil leaves and a dash of sugar and cook another 10 minutes. That's all there is to it.

This dish is better served hot along with a bowl of freshly cooked white rice. You will recognize the distinct aroma that comes from the Thai basil leaves.


This dish is so simple, I was debating whether to include it as part of my recipe book. I decided to add it because it is one of my son's favorite dish.

Enjoy and let me know if you like it.

© 2016 Jack Lee


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      Jack Lee 14 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Au fait, you can definitely try it with chicken breasts. Just cut it up into cubes and cook slowly to get the flavor in.

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      C E Clark 14 months ago from North Texas

      You make it look so easy. I would love to try this sometime, but with breasts. Looks good!

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      breakfastpop 18 months ago

      I can tell that this recipe is delicious. Thanks !