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Thai garlic pepper chicken recipe in white bowl iwht rice in blue bowl in background

Thai Garlic Pepper Chicken Recipe

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Asian


This easy black pepper garlic chicken comes together fast. It is an easy Thai-style dish that can be enjoyed over and over!


Units Scale

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

Black pepper to taste but I use at least 10 healthy grinds from my pepper grinder

2 T canola or peanut oil

1/3 c cashews or macadamias

1 small onion, sliced

3 to 6 minced garlic cloves

1 t chili paste with garlic

3 green onions cut on the diagonal in 1″ pieces

4 t fish sauce

1 T dark soy sauce

1 t brown sugar

Cilantro for garnish

1 fresh red Fresno chile, sliced thinly


Slice the chicken into thin slices and mix with the black pepper.

Combine the fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and chili paste. Stir and set aside.

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.

Add the rough chopped nuts if using and cook while stirring until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add sliced onion and garlic to wok and stir fry about three minutes. Add chicken slices or pieces and stir until chicken is opaque-2 to 3 minutes. Add in scallions and sauce and stir another minute.

Add back toasted nuts if using. Top with cilantro and serve with Jasmine rice and stir fried veggies!


For more authentic flavor try to use Thai fish sauce and Thai soy sauce.