Having a few go to Asian recipes is a must for any home chef especially when pressed for time to put a homemade meal on the table.   This Thai Basil Chicken Recipe can easily be substituted with Beef or even Pork.   Its a Paleo friendly option unless you absolutely need the real deal Tamari Soy Sauce.

Serves 3-4


  • 1LB Chicken Breast/Thigh Cut into bite sized pieces or Sub with:
  • 1LB Beef Stew/Fajita or Diced Pork
  • 1 Cup Cut Green Beans (Fresh preferred, but frozen works)
  • 2-3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha Sauce or Asian Chili Paste
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 4 Cloves Garlic - Chopped or Crushed
  • 2 tsp Molasses (non-Paleo can sub Brown Sugar)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos (non-Paleo can sub Tamari Soy Sauce)
  • 3/4-1 Cup Rough Chopped Basil (a healthy handful)
  • Green Onions or Chives Chopped for Garnish
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Boil small pot of water with Salt
  • Add Green beans and blanch just until water comes back to a boil (you still want the green beans to have a crunch)
  • Drain Green Beans and Set aside
  • Heat wok or large frying pan over high heat
  • Add Coconut Oil to hot pan and swirl pan to coat evenly
  • Add Onions, Garlic, Sriracha and Red Pepper to oil and cook for a 1-2 minutes stirring frequently to avoid burning
  • Add Chicken, Beef or Pork and cook until slightly browned or meat is cooked to medium (Tip: Stir meat frequently and keep that dial on high throughout cooking process)
  • Add Drained Green Beans to wok with Chicken, Beef or Pork
  • Add Coconut Aminos, Molasses and Fish Sauce and cook until the sauce thickens and meat is fully cooked.  Keep stirring entire time to keep meat from burning
  • Stir in Basil Leaves and cook until they start to wilt and remove from heat
  • Taste and only add salt and pepper if needed
  • Serve immediately (I like it over white jasmine rice if your not Paleo)


Pairs well will blistered Shisito peppers

  • Heat Coconut or Sesame oil over high heat
  • Add Shishito (Padron Peppers are a good substitiute)
  • Cook over high heat until blistered on all sides
  • Remove from pan and toss with salt and pepper
  • Serve
Written by JT Eberly

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