Quick & Easy Thai Chicken Noodles

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These quick Thai chicken noodles are a great weeknight dinner. They also make brilliant leftovers so make sure you make enough for lunch the next day! 

Thai chicken noodles on a white plate on a blue background

Oh yummy chicken noodles. It’s sometimes the quick and simple meals that are the best, you know? These Thai chicken noodles taste amazing and are pretty healthy too!

Will and I have been training for our half marathon (wah, I know) so I’m all about the really quick and easy dinners that we can throw together after we get home. If I’m not eating by 8pm I get pretty cranky.

Close up of Thai chicken noodles on a blue background

I’m sometimes a bit iffy about Thai food. We’ve made Thai curries a few times and I just can’t really get on board with them.

It’s sad because it really is a food I should love, basically because I love most other foods. Part of the problem is I often find it too spicy, like overwhelmingly spicy, so I can’t really taste anything else which is odd because I’m normally ok with spice.

Overhead shot of two plates of chicken noodles with chopsticks

Overhead shot of white plate of chicken noodles on a blue background

Anyways, despite my dislike of Thai curries I do love me some classic Thai ingredients so that’s where this Thai chicken noodles recipe comes in.

It’s got garlic, chilli, soy sauce and rice vinegar to create a sweet and tangy sauce to coat the chicken and noodles.  Topped with chopped peanuts and coriander (cilantro) it’s a perfect Thai noodle dish!

Why we love these chicken noodles:

  • They’re so quick to make with just a few simple steps so they’re perfect for a weeknight dinner
  • They’re full of awesome flavour thanks to the sweet chilli, soy sauce and rice vinegar

Ingredients you need to make these Thai chicken noodles:

  • Chicken Thighs
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Pak Choi
  • Rice Noodles
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coriander/Cilantro
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame Oil
  • Lime

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Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for these Thai chicken noodles…

Close up of chicken noodles with lime on a white plate


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These quick Thai chicken noodles are a great weeknight dinner. They also make brilliant leftovers so make sure you make enough for lunch the next day!

Quick Thai Chicken Noodles

These quick Thai chicken noodles are a great weeknight dinner. They also make brilliant leftovers so make sure you make enough for lunch the next day! 
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood


For the chicken and marinade

  • 4 skinless, boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 90 g Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar

To make the noodles

  • 2 Pak Choy chopped
  • 4 nests Rice Noodles
  • 60 ml Coconut Milk
  • Bunch Coriander chopped
  • 3 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 50 g Peanuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges, for serving
  • 2 Spring Onions finely sliced, to serve


  • Place the chicken and marinade ingredients in a bowl. Mix so that the chicken is fully coated and set aside for a few minutes (if you had more time you could place in the fridge for a little while but it'll still taste great if you use straight away).
  • Cook the noodles according to package instruction. Heat a large wok or frying pan over a high heat then place the chicken into the wok and stir fry until browned on either sides, about 5 minutes per side. Set aside. 
  • Turn the heat down then add the coconut milk, sweet chilli sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and garlic and cook until it's thickened a bit. Add the noodles, pak choy and some of the coriander. Chop the chicken and add to the skillet along with the sesame oil. Give everything a good mix then serve topped with chopped peanuts, more coriander and some wedges of lime. 
Nutrition Facts
Quick Thai Chicken Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 889mg37%
Potassium 1223mg35%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 18765IU375%
Vitamin C 195.3mg237%
Calcium 481mg48%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply
    09/08/2017 at 12:08 PM

    Yum! I love all that green. This looks like the perfect weeknight dinner and perfect for lunch the next day.

    • Reply
      09/08/2017 at 12:53 PM

      Thanks Tara!

  • Reply
    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    09/08/2017 at 12:45 PM

    5 stars
    I can empathize with you – I LOVE our local Thai restaurant but have yet to really crack the code on making great Thai at home. Pinning this to try soon, maybe I can finally get it right! 🙂

    • Reply
      09/08/2017 at 12:54 PM

      Thanks Monica, I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Felesha Bell
    09/08/2017 at 1:26 PM

    5 stars
    Oh boy do I wish I could get my fork through this screen!! Looks so yummy!

    • Reply
      09/08/2017 at 1:46 PM

      Thanks Felesha!

  • Reply
    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    09/08/2017 at 1:33 PM

    Noodle dishes like this are some of my FAVORITES! Total comfort food, and having a “restaurant meal” in the comfort of your own home is just fantastic!

    • Reply
      09/08/2017 at 1:43 PM

      Thanks Ashley!

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    09/08/2017 at 1:53 PM

    5 stars
    I am such a fan of Asian flavors — you’ve got a great combination of ingredients in this dish — I can almost taste it just by looking at the photos!

    • Reply
      09/08/2017 at 8:46 PM

      Thanks Lisa!

  • Reply
    26/10/2017 at 8:10 PM

    5 stars
    Amazing noodles, make me so hungry right now !

    • Reply
      27/10/2017 at 9:48 AM

      Thanks Carine!

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