Easiest Ever Thai Chicken Express

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Serves: 4

Remember this recipe when you want a flavour bursting dinner in express time. All that’s missing is rice and a green side – steamed boy choy or green beans are perfect.


4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
8 thighs
1 cup (250 mL) chicken broth
2 tbsp (30 mL) soya sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) each of sugar and sesame oil
2 tsp (10 mL) each of dried basil and hot-garlic chili sauce
1 red pepper (optional)
1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
1/2 cup (125 mL) each of coarsely chopped fresh cilantro and mint leaves
cooked rice (optional)


1 Remove any visible fat from chicken. Pour broth into a wide frying pan and set over medium heat. While it is coming to the boil add soya sauce, sugar, sesame oil, basil and hot-garlic chili sauce.
2 Slice chicken into wide strips. Stir into boiling sauce. Cover. Slice pepper into bite-size strips and stir into sauce. Cover and reduce heat so mixture just simmers. Simmer until chicken is almost cooked, about 8 minutes. Stir often.
3 Stir cornstarch with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cold water until completely dissolved. Pour into chicken mixture and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in fresh cilantro and mint and spoon over rice.