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Thai Garlic Chicken with Chilli

This Thai Garlic Chicken with Chilli is quick and easy to make and is sweet, salty and spicy all in one. 
You can have it on the table in 20 minutes and tastes great with your favourite rice and greens for the ultimate balanced clean eating dinner.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 382kcal
Author Kim


To Serve

  • 1 ½ cups Jasmine rice
  • Lime wedges
  • Black and white sesame seeds
  • Finely diced chilli
  • Steamed broccoli


  • Cook rice according to packet instructions
  • In a medium bowl, make the garlic sauce mix, add the garlic, ginger, soy, honey, chilli/sambel olek, lemongrass, fish sauce and lime juice. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Heat a pan on medium high, and add the coconut oil. Once it is hot, add the chicken and brown. Break up any clumps with a spatula.
  • Once the chicken is cooked reduce heat to low, pour over the garlic sauce mix and stir through. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until heated though.
  • Cook broccoli in microwave for a couple of minutes in a little water.
  • Serve garlic chicken with Jasmine rice, making sure to spoon over some leftover garlic sauce from the pan. Add some lime wedges, toasted sesame seeds, thinly sliced spring onions and broccoli.


  1. Meat Substitutions: in place of the ground chicken/chicken mince you could use ground turkey. You could also use diced chicken breast.
  2. Sambel Olek: this is a very spicy chilli paste available from the Asian aisle of most supermarkets. You can substitute the same quantity of chilli paste, or a finely diced fresh chilli
  3. Honey substitute: instead of honey you could use I tablespoon of your favourite granulated sweetener that measures like sugar such as Stevia or Monkfruit.
  4. Lemongrass: I buy lemongrass paste from the fruit and vege section of Woolworths supermarkets. I have also seen lemongrass paste available on Amazon US. If you can’t get your hands on it, substitute 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon zest.
  5. Garlic: for convenience you could use crushed garlic in a jar
  6. Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice is best, but the lime juice in a squeeze bottle is Ok too.
  7. To Serve: Jasmine Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Cauliflour rice, or noodles.
  8. Nutrition information includes the rice, sesame seeds, chilli and broccoli


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g