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Simple Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

Updated on May 10, 2016


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.


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      breakfastpop 13 months ago

      I can tell that this recipe is delicious. Thanks !

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      C E Clark 9 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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      Jack Lee 9 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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