Spicy Chicken Noodle Vegetable Bowls
Spicy chicken
  • 1Tbsp lime juice
  • 1Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2tsp low-sodium tamari
  • 2tsp lemongrass paste
  • 1tsp garlic paste
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • 1 large organic chicken breast (about 6 oz), skinned and boned
Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese dipping sauce)
  • 2Tbsp lime juice (or to taste)
  • 2Tbsp water
  • 1Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar, gluten free if desired
  • 2tsp garlic paste
  • 1tsp fish sauce (or to taste)
  • 1tsp finely minced bird’s eye chili
Noodle Bowls
  • 3oz dry rice vermicelli noodles
  • 2tsp grapeseed oil
  • 1cup finely shredded red cabbage, blanched and chilled
  • 1 large carrot, finely shredded
  • 1/2 unpeeled English cucumber, julienned
  • 1cup bean sprouts, blanched and chilled
  • 1/2cup cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • 2 green onions, diagonally sliced
  1. In large bowl, combine all spicy chicken ingredients except chicken breast and whisk to blend. Add chicken breast and stir to evenly coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight for more tenderness.
  2. In small bowl, stir nuoc cham ingredients together. Add more lime juice or fish sauce to taste if you wish. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of hot water, soak noodles for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water to prevent them from sticking together. Set aside.
  4. In frying pan, heat 2 tsp grapeseed oil. Remove chicken from marinade and place in pan. Fry over medium heat until chicken is golden brown on both sides and a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the breast reads 165 F. Transfer chicken to cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Slice crosswise into thin strips.
  5. Divide noodles between 2 bowls. Top with vegetables and drizzle with equal amounts of nuoc cham. Arrange sliced chicken over top and tuck cilantro and lime wedges on the side. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 348 calories; 26 g protein; 13 g fat (2 g sat. fat); 34 g total carbohydrates (11 g sugars, 5 g fiber); 531 mg sodium