Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken

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Sweet and savory, easy 20 minute Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken.

Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

This dish… it evolved. It started out good but the time it actually got to the dinner table it was G O O D. The kind of good that makes you think – woah I’ve got some pretty mad skills in the kitchen, but then you realize the entire recipe took only twenty minutes and was pretty much the easiest dinner ever.

Yeah that’s this recipe.

Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

So how did the evolution come about? It started with just a simple idea for spicy Thai chicken. I knew I wanted chicken, and I knew I wanted some kind of spicy-savory Thai sauce. But then basil came to play because basil is my new love. (Really, I have been buying fresh basil every week for the past month – I can’t get enough!)

But the blackberries, they are the real star here. Because the Thai chicken with basil was amazing, it really was, but the moment I grabbed a handful of blackberries and on a whim threw them into the pan will go down in history as my greatest (and probably only) stroke of genius ever.

Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

I actually wondered if my husband would like the blackberries in this dish because it’s a little bit out there you know? So much so that I actually gave a disclaimer right before dinner saying he was welcome to just pick out his blackberries if they weren’t his thing – but he devoured the entire dish, blackberries and all! I was both a little bit shocked and a lot a bit happy when he said he loved this Thai blackberry basil chicken – blackberries included. So if you’re on the fence, just take the leap and go for it. I’m about 103.7 percent sure your entire family will love this easy 20 minute meal!

Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken

Sweet and savory, easy 20 minute Thai blackberry basil chicken.
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • handful fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cashews (I used Diamond of California Cashew Halves)


  • In a small bowl whisk together fish sauce, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, sugar.
  • Drizzle a large pan or skillet with oil and bring to medium heat. Add chicken and stir 4-5 minutes until browned.
  • Add sauce to pan and continue to stir over heat for 3-4 more minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add blackberries and basil and stir another 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with cashews and serve immediately.
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Oh my gosh, I made this the other night and it was to die for!

This looks awesome silly question I know but what would you recommend as a side?

    Serve over rice or CAULIFLOWER rice, maybe try some thai-style green beans on the side 😛

I can’t get to where I see the recipe. If I scroll down the link that says continue reading doesn’t respond when I click it. If I click to jump to recipe it change nothing and if I scroll all the way to to bottom there no recipe. I want to try it other people seem to have liked it.

    So sorry! That was an error with my site at the time that was not allowing recipes to load correctly. Thanks for your patience!

I subbed sriracha for the red pepper flakes since i didn’t have any on hand, but it still turned out delicious! it was like a party in my mouth the minute i took a bite. thank you x100!

    Awesome idea, Marie! Sounds delicious.

5 stars
Haha … I love that you give disclaimers before serving! I do that all the time. this looks great and I can’t wait to try it.

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