Day 12: lemongrass chicken with rice noodles

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

I’ve been getting some requests for more dishes that would be good for dinner.  This noodle dish is super easy to prepare and should appeal to even picky eaters, if you are making it for small children you might want to omit the chile paste and add a teaspoon of fish sauce to the pan instead.  We like things a little spicy so we serve it with some hot chili oil on the side.  This would also make great leftovers and tastes great hot or cold.

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

Lemongrass chicken with rice noodles

Serves 4

Ingredients: 

  • 8 ounces of rice noodles
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped lemongrass
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red chile paste
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mint

lime dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

Method:

Place the noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender.  Drain and set aside.

To make the dressing combine the lime juice, brown sugar and fish sauce in a small bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Add the oil, lemongrass, chile paste, garlic, ginger to a skillet over low heat and cook until the mixture starts to sizzle about 5 minutes.  Turn the heat up to medium high and add the ground chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through and starts to brown.  Add the noodles and bean sprouts and cook for a few minutes until the noodles are heated through.  To serve divide the noodles between four bowls, top with the carrot, cucumber and herbs and serve with the dressing on the side.

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

lemongrass chicken with rice noodles.  Day 12.  30 days, 30 dishes.  Scaling Back

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    10 thoughts on “Day 12: lemongrass chicken with rice noodles

      1. Tina Post author

        Hi Trudi,

        Normally I make my own by taking dried chiles, soaking them in hot water and then blending them with a few cloves of garlic, olive oil and a pinch of salt. I did however buy it this time, it’s labeled chili with garlic by Ning Chi.

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    1. Gus&Otto

      Made this tonight and it was easy and delicious. Needed to make more of the dressing as we seemed to have more noodles left over than planned for (no biggie, because it’s yummy leftovers for lunch).

      Reply
    2. Tam

      I recently made this and it was AMAZING! Tastes like a dish that I would have ordered from a local restaurant. Thanks for sharing!

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      1. Tina Post author

        Thanks Tam, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I get most of my inspiration from dishes that I order at my favorite restaurants and then try to recreate them at home!

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    3. LJ

      Just wanted to revisit this pin to say I’ve made this dish at least a dozen times and it has yet to get old. I double the chili paste, garlic & ginger so I have to mix it in with the chicken before it goes in the pan, but easily one of our favorite dishes in our house. Thank you!

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      1. Tina Post author

        Thanks LJ,

        I’ve been realizing that I haven’t been sharing any non-vegetarian recipes lately and I really need to get away from that. I do cook a lot of vegan dishes but we eat pretty much everything in our house. I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe and thanks for the kind words!

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