Thai Basil Chicken Wraps

Thai Basil Chicken Wraps

Thai Basil Chicken is a dish I discovered one summer when I had copious amounts of basil growing in my garden. Although there is an actual basil variety called Thai Basil, I usually use the standard kind and it tastes delicious. Normally I do not use iceberg lettuce for any recipe because it’s virtually devoid of nutritional value, but it’s definitely makes for the best lettuce wraps. 

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Thai Basil Chicken Wraps


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 & 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 14 dried bird’s eye chilies, crushed OR 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried
  • Additional crushed red pepper to taste


  1. Heat a wok or large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add oil, and when oil is hot, add the garlic and shallots. Cook about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken sprinkle with salt and stir-fry until almost cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add jalapeño, chilies, fish sauce, and soy sauce or coconut aminos and cook until fully cooked through.
  4. Add chopped basil and toss to combine. Remove from heat and sprinkle with pepper.
  5. Spoon into lettuce leaves and serve with wedges of lime and extra pepper flakes.

Yield: 4

Cholesterol: 141mg

Food energy: 295 kcal

Total fat: 12.55g

Carbohydrate: 6.19g

Protein per serving: 35.81g

Total dietary fiber: 1.44g

Carolyn Ketchum
Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum writes All Day I Dream About Food, a food blog that focuses primarily on low carb, gluten free recipes. She has a Masters in Physical Anthropology and Human Evolution from Arizona State University and has an extensive background in higher education administration. She currently lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children. You can check out her experiments with low carb baking at All Day I Dream About Food.

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10 years ago

This looks awesome – – we have lots of basil right now and I can’t wait to try this !!!  Thanks so much for this site ! 

10 years ago

I have left over rotisserie chicken….how would I adapt this recipe to use it instead of raw chicken? Thank you in advance for your help. I just love all your recipes and have made quite a few of them.

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