Thai Chicken Basil Rolls with Hoisin Dipping Sauce

These Thai basil rolls with ground chicken were pretty quick to make, but they have a lot of flavor from the Thai basil, cilantro, ginger, garlic, jalapeno and the dipping sauce. They were tasty and we all enjoyed them.

I used raw/cook at home tortillas for the wraps for these and honestly I think they are the only type of wrap I will probably use going forward because they are just so good. They are thinner/chewier than regular store tortillas and they work so great for any kind of wrap.

I used ground chicken in these, but you could use ground turkey, ground beef, ground turkey breast….any of them would work. The meat gets a ton of flavor from the ginger, garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce, and chili paste. The wraps are stuffed with the seasoned meat, rice, crispy romaine, julienned cucumber, as well as herbs and scallions. These were very fresh and light, but also satisfying.

I made a quick dipping sauce for these by mixing a bit of hoisin, oyster sauce, soy, rice vinegar and a bit of mayo for creaminess. We used it all. 🙂

Thai Chicken Basil Rolls with Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Tasty thai basil chicken in a wrap with fresh veggies, herbs and rice
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Servings 5 servings


For the rolls:

  • raw tortillas, cooked or other tortillas or wraps
  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey or beef
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 4 mini cucumbers julienned
  • romaine lettuce rough chopped
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thai basil leaves, minced you can sub reg basil if you can't find thai but thai basil has an amazing flavor for this
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves . minced
  • cooked jasmine rice I used frozen, microwaveable rice here

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mayo to taste


For the rolls:

  • Cook the tortillas and keep warm under a clean towel. Heat the oil in a skillet and add the ground chicken. Cook over medium heat, breaking apart until it is mostly cooked through.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, jalapeno and cook for a few more minutes. Then add the sauces and sesame oil and cook over medium low until the liquid mostly evaporates and you have highly flavored chicken coated in sauce left.
  • Place some of the meat mixture on your tortilla. Add the lettuce, cucumber, herbs and scallions, as well as the rice. Roll up like a burrito. Serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

For the dipping sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients and taste and adjust as needed.
Keyword Chicken, Lunch, Main Dish

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