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Coconut Chicken Noodle Bowl

Coconut Chicken Noodle Bowl

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Yield: 7 cups
  • Total Time 30 mins

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This restaurant-style noodle bowl is a breeze to throw together. Coconut milk and fish sauce impart authentic flavor.


  • 8 ounces dry bahn pho (Vietnamese wide rice noodles), other wide rice noodles or 4 cups cooked vermicelli
  • 1 deli-roasted chicken
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh snow pea pods, trimmed
  • 1 cup packaged fresh julienned carrots
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger


  1. Place banh pho or other rice noodles in a large bowl. Add enough very hot tap water to cover; let stand for 10 to 15 minutes or until pliable but not soft. Drain well in a colander. (If using cooked vermicelli, skip this step.)
  2. Meanwhile, remove the meat from the chicken, discarding the skin and bones. Coarsely shred the chicken; set aside.
  3. Zest and juice the lime to yield about 1 teaspoon zest and 3 tablespoons lime juice. In a small bowl combine the lime juice, coconut milk, fish sauce, and crushed red pepper; set aside. In another small bowl, toss together the peanuts, basil and lime zest; set aside.
  4. In a large wok or nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook snow peas and carrot for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ginger; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the wok. Add drained noodles; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add coconut milk mixture and chicken. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve noodles sprinkled with peanut mixture.

Nutrition Facts

(Coconut Chicken Noodle Bowl)

Servings Per Recipe 6, cal. (kcal) 430, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, chol. (mg) 100, sodium (mg) 984, Fat, total (g) 18, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, carb. (g) 38, Folate (µg) 36, sat. fat (g) 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 9, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, fiber (g) 2, vit. C (mg) 16, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 29, sugar (g) 2, Potassium (mg) 409, vit. A (IU) 372, calcium (mg) 47, iron (mg) 2

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