Easy Thai Noodles with Chicken

Welllllllllllllll, I kind of knew this week would be a doozie, but…woof. Glad tomorrow’s Friday. And I’m working from home. Small victories. I honestly don’t know that my back could take another day sitting in my office chair. I started off the week with lunchtime walks, but by mid-week, the days became a blur of chaos. I’m glad the weekend is nearly here.

Highlight of the week: got my COVID vaccine! My arm is a little achy, but just like I shared on my Instagram stories – I’m yet to grow a horn, a tail, or a 3rd nipple. A few people were a bit worried about me so I just wanted to report back 😉

The week was spent with heavy use of the Instant Pot, per your request to start 2021 and in pursuit of mastering the device. I must say, I use it more than I ever thought I would. And the whole air fryer + Instant Pot duo, so wise. So, so wise. My girls have even shown a bit of interest in dinner prep.

Is it the food? Nah. Boredom? Unlikely. I think they miss me after an extended holiday break, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself! Shea and I have this new bedtime snuggle routine: rock, paper, scissors. I’m undefeated.

My littles are still eating like birds at dinner and I think they’ve become less accepting of what I call “combination foods”. That is, they like the noodles separate from the chicken which is not touching the vegetable. Sigh. This is not the way I do things. Meals like that kind of stress me out, even though I’m quite proficient around the kitchen. I like it all together – eeeeeeeeasy.

THAT SAID, my little chicks inhaled this meal. They loved the honey roasted peanuts (however, I’ll be swapping in dry roasted the next time I make this dish, but to each their own), they love rotisserie chicken (always), and the heat was just enough. There weren’t even grumbles about the cilantro or green onion because this dish…MONEY and lucky for me, they figured that out quickly and effortlessly! For a change!

Easy Thai Noodles with Chicken

Easy Thai Noodles with Chicken

Yield: 6 entree portions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This recipe has it all...in addition to flavor. An all-in-one meal that is family-friendly, easy to prep ahead, and comes together quick!

Ingredients

Noodles:

  • 10 oz dry linguini
  • 3 cups bagged coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 lb shredded rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot of water over high heat. Once at a rolling boil, cook pasta 7-9 minutes or until al dente. Drain and return to the large pot.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Pour sauce over the cooked linguine in the pot; set over low heat; toss to coat.
  4. Add shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, and chicken; heat chicken through and allow veggies to soften, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Gently stir in half of chopped cilantro, green onions, and peanuts, reserving the other half for serving. Serve warm.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Life in the Lofthouse

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: scant 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 16.2gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 884mgCarbohydrates: 56.2gFiber: 4.5gSugar: 17.3gProtein: 31.8g

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Be well,

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2 Comments

  1. Alisha
    January 8, 2021 / 11:11 am

    This dish sounds amazing! Definitely going to see if I have everything needed to make it as soon as possible. Also the IP honey mustard chicken from the previous post sounds killer.
    I love my instant pot for a variety of reasons, but I really love the hands off nature of the cooking process. It means I can focus on getting other things done… or just chill while it’s going. I have a different kitchen setup than most for the moment – no oven or stove, so everything I cook is in an electric skillet or the instant pot, occasionally the microwave – so I’m always looking for recipes that are adaptable, and I think this one will be!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      January 10, 2021 / 10:31 am

      Alisha, I couldn’t agree more! Hope this one turns out and I’ve got lots of IP recipes coming! Be sure to check back! 🙂 Happy New Year, thanks for reading and your comment! <3

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