Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles

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At $5.00 a serving, our Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles is ready in 30-minutes or less! The key to this dish is a sweet and tangy sauce that has some heat leaving you wanting more! The sauce has a tangy undertone – it hits the back of your palate. The Rotisserie Chicken picks up the sauce complimenting the dish instead of standing out flavorless. Most of us do not have a lot of time to prepare dinner and do not want to dine out every night. This easy stir fry recipe saves time by using a Rotisserie Chicken and pre-sliced vegetables. Read on for step by step instructions and make ahead tips.

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5 Chicken Stir Fry Tips

  1. Prep Ingredients: Before starting the stir fry, make sure all ingredients are prepared and measured. Plus plates and eating utensils are ready! Once you start cooking, the Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles comes together quickly.
  2. Leftovers: Typically leftovers is your friend which is why I love casseroles and stews. But for the best Quality, do not make a large quantity to allow more control over stir frying the vegetables and blending the sauce into the ingredients.
  3. Selecting Noodles: The selection of noodles is important depending upon if you want a thinner or a thicker type noodle for your Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles.
    1. If you do make extras consider using thicker noodles since the thinner noodles can become mushy the next day.
    2. For this dish I made it with Chinese Wide Lo Mein Noodles and Somen Noodles designed for soups, stir-fry and noodle salads. The latter are delicate and it is easy to overcook them. Somen Noodles came in four bundles sealed with a wrapper.
    3. When ready to boil them, hold the noodles in one hand while cutting the seal to avoid having them roll away!
    4. My rule of thumb: wide noodles for a substantial noodle suitable for leftovers; thinner noodles for delicate dishes such as a broth soup with noodles.
  4. Mixing In Noodles: Adding the cooked wide noodles to the stir fry was challenging to mix with the ingredients.
    1. When using the Somen Noodles I added them to the plate and then spooned the cooked ingredients on top of them to gently blend together. The latter did not work as well since the noodles did not evenly blend with the sauce. (As you can see in the below picture with the plate- but the meal was delicious!)
    2. Another option is to use grilling tongs to gently mix in the noodles adding a section of cooked noodles at a time.
  5. Make Ahead Tips: We have several make ahead tips to help prepare the meal after a busy day!
    1. Rotisserie Chicken is a perfect option to reduce time.
    2. Chop the vegetables the day before storing in the refrigerator. When slicing the vegetables try to make them uniform in size to ensure even cooking. Peppers tend to have a wet texture. When storing them, include a paper towel in the container. Or purchase stir-fry vegetables from the supermarket.
    3. Make the sauce ahead of time.

Making the Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles

  1. Making the Sauce: The stir fry sauce is pretty easy to make. Basically add all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. At the same time, stir until the sugar is dissolved mixing into the sauce. Once the sauce comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer while preparing the stir fry.
  2. Noodles: Start the water for the noodles bringing it to a boil.
  3. Olive Oil: Pour a small amount of Olive Oil or Stir Fry Oil in a stir fry pan or wok.
  4. Add Vegetables: Once the pan is hot, add the vegetables and cook for a couple of minutes.
    1. Be sure to add the vegetables that take longer to cook first.
    2. Add the sliced carrots and onions first to allow the carrots more time to cook and onions time to caramelize before adding the peppers.
    3. Add the asparagus last to ensure they do not overcook.
  5. Add Chicken: Before the vegetables reach the desired tenderness, add the chicken to start heating through.
  6. Cook the Noodles: At the same time add the noodles to cook until ‘al dente’ since you will be adding them to a hot wok. Drain the noodles well to avoid any additional moisture to your Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles.
  7. Add the Noodles; Mix the noodles into the stir fry adding the cooked sauce. Be sure to blend all ingredients with the sauce letting it cook for a minute or two. This is important to ensure the noodles are well coated and the chicken absorbs the sauce. Cook the vegetables until they are tender but yet are crisp. It looks beautiful in the wok with added cilantro and fresh lime slices!
  8. Plate and Garnish: Plate your dishes with adding fresh cilantro and sliced limes! Have extra limes since it adds a wonderful additional layer of flavor!
Stir Fry Vegetables in Wok
Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles In Wok

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles

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At $5.00 a serving, our Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles is ready in 30-minutes! This dish has a wonderful sweet and tangy sauce!
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Course: Dinner, Stir Fry
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles, Pad Ba-Me
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 541kcal
Author: Bernice
Cost: $5.00 a serving

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Stir fry pan or wok
  • Cutting board and knife

Ingredients

Stir Fry Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Stir Fry Oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger grate
  • 1 tsp Garlic dice
  • ½ cup Carrots sliced
  • ½ cup Asparagus Chopped
  • ½ cup Sweet Onions sliced
  • ½ cup Sweet Peppers sliced
  • 1 ½ cup Rotisserie Chicken sliced

Stir Fry Noodles

  • 4 ounces Chinese Style Noodles

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce Lite
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 3 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/4 Tbsp. Black Pepper

Garnish Ingredients

  • Lime sliced
  • Cilantro chopped

Instructions

Making the Stir-Fry Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, mix together the ingredients for your stir-fry sauce.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar into the sauce.
  • Reduce heat to simmer while preparing the remaining ingredients.

Stir-Fry the Vegetables

  • Slice or chop the vegetables to the desired size.
  • Dice the garlic.
  • Grate the ginger.
  • In a stir fry pan or wok, pour a small amount of Olive Oil or Stir Fry Oil.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the garlic and ginger cooking for a minute.
  • Add the vegetables starting with the vegetables that take longer to cook. Depending upon the vegetables leave them cook for a few minutes.

Boil the Noodles

  • While the vegetables are cooking, boil the water for the noodles.
  • Cook until ‘al dente’ and drain.

Complete the Dish

  • Add the chicken to the vegetable mixture and cook for a minute to start warming the chicken.
  • Add noodles and stir fry sauce. Mix to coat all ingredients with the sauce.
  • Serve immediately topping with cilantro and a slice of lime.

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate based upon the ingredients selected and serving size. Cost per serving can vary based upon price of ingredients. 
Tips
Cooking Vegetables: How long to stir-fry the vegetables depends upon your preference for a more tender or crisp vegetables.
Selecting Noodles: The selection of noodles is important depending upon if you want a thinner or a thicker type noodle for your Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles.
  1. If you do make extras consider using thicker noodles since the thinner noodles can become mushy the next day.
  2. For this dish I made it with Chinese Wide Lo Mein Noodles and Somen Noodles designed for soups, stir-fry and noodle salads. The latter are delicate and it is easy to overcook them. Somen Noodles came in four bundles sealed with a wrapper.
  3. When ready to boil them, hold the noodles in one hand while cutting the seal to avoid having them roll away!
  4. My rule of thumb: wide noodles for a substantial noodle suitable for leftovers; thinner noodles for delicate dishes such as a broth soup with noodles.
Note: This is not a paid endorsement; just sharing the products I used when making this dish. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles
Amount Per Serving (2 servings)
Calories 541 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 2785mg121%
Potassium 849mg24%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 6800IU136%
Vitamin C 61.5mg75%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.