Drunken Noodles with Chicken

  • 15MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 408KCAL

Our slightly milder take on 'Drunken Noodles' is packed full of tender chicken strips, veg and noodles in a tasty, spicy sauce.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories408
  • Carbs45g
  • Protein40g
  • Fat5.8g
  • Saturates1.4g
  • Sugars9.5g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

There are a few different theories on how this Asian fusion dish came to have the name ‘Drunken Noodles’, but one is that they’re so spicy that you’d need quite a few drinks to quench your thirst whilst eating it!

Our Drunken Noodles with Chicken is a slightly milder take on the traditional dish, but still has all of the flavours that you’d expect. We’ve used some chilli flakes and a chopped red chilli to give this recipe a little bit of a spicy kick, but you can definitely use less if you prefer your food milder. Similarly, if you love your food with some fire behind it then you can double the amount of chilli flakes and add another chopped red chilli – leave the chilli seeds in for maximum spice!

These Drunken Noodles with Chicken are so quick and easy to prepare which makes them the perfect Fakeaway to enjoy at the weekend as you’re not spending hours in the kitchen – in fact, the whole dish takes just 30 minutes to prep and cook!

What diets are these Drunken Noodles with Chicken suitable for?

These Drunken Noodles with Chicken are suitable for dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Drunken Noodles with Chicken recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you’ll need to count 8 Points per portion of this Drunken Noodles with Chicken recipes.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you’ll need to count 6 Points per portion of this Drunken Noodles with Chicken recipes.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you’ll need to count 6 Points per portion of this Drunken Noodles with Chicken recipes.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Drunken Noodles with Chicken?

You should be able to find Thai basil in your local supermarket, but if not then you can just use Italian basil instead. It’s just as good in terms of flavour, just slightly less fragrant!

How many calories are in these Drunken Noodles with Chicken?

There are 408 calories per portion in these Drunken Noodles with Chicken which means that this recipe falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

These Drunken Noodles with Chicken are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

In a mixing bowl add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce and chilli flakes, and mix well. Place the noodles in a saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for 6-8 minutes, then drain and rinse in cold water to stop them cooking.

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Step 2

Place a wok on a medium to high heat, spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook the chicken for 3-5 minutes until browned.

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Step 3

Push the chicken to one side and add the onion, chilli, pepper, garlic, carrot and broccoli, and cook until broccoli is tender.

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Step 4

Push all the ingredients to one side and add the beaten egg. Stir until the egg has cooked through, then add the noodles and mix well.

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Step 5

Cook the noodles for 2 minutes then add the soy sauce mix and the chopped Thai basil. Cook until the sauce has thickened slightly.

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Step 6

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Sprinkle with spring onions and serve.

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This dish is delicious when served on its own, but would also work really well when served alongside any of the following:

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How do you know when these Drunken Noodles with Chicken are cooked?

You should cook your Drunken Noodles with Chicken until the veg is tender and the chicken is cooked through which should take about 15 minutes or so.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Drunken Noodles with Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of these Drunken Noodles with Chicken in the fridge for around 2 – 3 days.

Can I freeze these Drunken Noodles with Chicken?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Drunken Noodles with Chicken?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 3 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 2 minutes or until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 4 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until piping hot.

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Drunken Noodles with Chicken

Our slightly milder take on 'Drunken Noodles' is packed full of tender chicken strips, veg and noodles in a tasty, spicy sauce.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 408
  • Carbs 45G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 420 g chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 red pepper cut into strips
  • 200 g tenderstem broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 onion peeled and sliced
  • 6 spring onions trimmed and chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic peeled and grated
  • 1 large carrot peeled and cut into ribbons using a potato peeler
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 10 g Thai basil chopped
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten with a fork
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 200 g egg noodles
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce and chilli flakes, and mix well. Place the noodles in a saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for 6-8 minutes, then drain and rinse in cold water to stop them cooking.
  2. Place a wok on a medium to high heat, spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook the chicken for 3-5 minutes until browned.
  3. Push the chicken to one side and add the onion, chilli, pepper, garlic, carrot and broccoli, and cook until broccoli is tender.
  4. Push all the ingredients to one side and add the beaten egg. Stir until the egg has cooked through, then add the noodles and mix well.
  5. Cook the noodles for 2 minutes then add the soy sauce mix and the chopped Thai basil. Cook until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle with spring onions and serve.

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Recipe notes

If you like spicier dishes then you can add another red chilli and 1/2 tsp of chilli flakes.

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Tina WrightThursday 29th October 2020

Made this last night, it was a great hit with the hubby, thanks again for another tasty recipe.

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    HollyThursday 29th October 2020

    Hi Tina, glad you and your husband enjoyed this recipe!

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Sharon BishopWednesday 28th October 2020

Just wow! Drunken noodles with chicken is delicious, spicy and filling, got loads left so will be freezing for another day. Love love love.

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    HollyThursday 29th October 2020

    Hi Sharon, thanks so much for your message so glad you enjoyed the Drunken Noodles with Chicken!

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TracyTuesday 27th October 2020

This sounds delicious, will definitely be trying it. Just one thing, hubby doesn’t eat egg, if I leave it out, will be very runny? Should I use xanthan gum to thicken?
Thanks
Tracy

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    HollyWednesday 28th October 2020

    Hi Tracy, you can omit the egg from this recipe and it will still taste great!

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Valerie ScottMonday 26th October 2020

Can you use something else in place of oyster sauce and fish sauce? Both make me sick.

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    HollyMonday 2nd November 2020

    Hi Valerie, you could try vegetarian fish sauce which has a much more subtle flavour and try hoisin sauce instead of the oyster sauce. It will alter the overall flavour of this recipe from what we have tested but it will mean you can still have a try at the recipe. Hope that helps!

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