Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thai Noodles with Chicken

Yum
I have said it before, I love Thai food.  I especially like the balance of salt, sweet and sour that they bring to plate.  This one pot noodle dish does just that and it's healthy to boot.  I used whole wheat spaghetti pasta, no oil, lean ground pork and lots of vegetables.  This is one satisfying dish that you can feel great about eating. 

Ingredients:
1 pound of spaghetti noodles cooked
2-3 carrots sliced or julienned
2 stalks of celery sliced thin
1 large bunch of scallions sliced
1 handful of basil chopped (Thai Basil is preferred)
3-4 cloves of garlic grated
2 Tbs of grated fresh ginger
1 pound of ground pork

Sauce:
1 cup of chicken broth (vegetable broth can be substituted for veggie version)
 1/4 cup of fish sauce (soy sauce can be substituted)
2 Tbs of soy sauce
1/4 cup of sweet chili sauce (available in Asian stores)
2 Tbs of Sambal Oelek
2 Tbs of brown sugar

Brown the ground pork.  I was able to brown it without any oil.  If you need oil, add about 1 Tbs of canola oil before adding the pork.  Once the pork is browned, add the garlic and ginger.  Saute the garlic and ginger for 1-2 minutes




 Now add the vegetables and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.







Then add your sauce and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.







Add your basil. Cook for another minute.


Add the noodles and toss with the vegetables and sauce.  Allow the noodles to sit in the sauce for a few minutes to fully soak up all the flavors.

Note:  When you cook the noodles, cook them shy of cooked.  They will finish cooking in the sauce.



Serves 4-6 people.  Enjoy.

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19 comments:

  1. Yum. I love a noodle dish that's much like this but without meat (yeah, once in a while I eat foods without meat). The Thai flavors are so wonderful. This looks awesome.

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  2. Sooo delish! I do love noodles in the Asian style! This looks wonderful!

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  3. Looks delicious! I've always been a little intimidated though by cooking my own Asian food. You make it look less intimidating, thanks. :)

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  4. I love Thai food as well, and this looks wonderful! So easy, and basic ingredients I have at home! Thanks!

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  5. What a great dish, looks delicious! :)

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  6. This looks delicious! I love noodle dishes of any kind and this one is going to be made soon :-D Buzzed you for this yummy meal!

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  7. Love Thai noodles and yours sound so delicious! I will try adding brown sugar to mine!

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  8. Wow - that looks delicious and easy! Buzzed it! Your pictures are - once again - beautiful!

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  9. This looks and sounds amazing! I think I know what's for dinner tonight!

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  10. Mmmm...thai noodles....my husband would love this. Beautiful dish.

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  11. Man could I inhale this right about now. This looks delicious I will HAVE to try it!

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  12. What a yummy dish! I have never tried making it with spaghetti before. What a great idea!

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  13. Oh, the thai basil takes this from awesome to spectacular!

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  14. Really great every day dish. Awesome flavors, love that it is not too fancy, just real tasty. We will be making this here. Thanks.
    LL

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  15. My family like veg- Thai food ur noodles looks great, beautifully done!! I'm adding them to my "must make soon list". YUMMY!

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  16. I have to agree, Thai is one of my favorites. Thai food is always equip with something spicy and delicious that I bound to enjoy. This is a great recipe!

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  17. i love the colors!! looks like beautiful food! thanks for sharing

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  18. The sauce for these noodles sounds so good! And I love the ease of the whole dish!

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