Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice


  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ cup peanut oil for frying
  • 6 large cloves garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 serrano peppers, crushed
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice, chilled
  • 2 cups sweet Thai basil
  • 1 cucumber, sliced (Optional)
  • ½ cup cilantro sprigs (Optional)


  1. Gather all ingredients.

  2. Whisk together oyster sauce, fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat until oil begins to smoke. Add garlic and Serrano peppers, stirring quickly.
  4. Stir in chicken, bell pepper, onion, and oyster sauce mixture; cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear.
  5. Increase heat to high and stir in chilled rice; stir quickly until sauce is well blended with rice. Use the back of a spoon to break up any rice sticking together.
  6. Remove the wok from heat. Stir in basil leaves. Garnish with sliced cucumber and cilantro. (