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Saucy Thai Basil Chicken Noodle Bowl Recipe

Saucy Thai Basil Chicken Noodle Bowl Recipe is a creamy blend of Asian flavors. It’s a little bit sweet and spicy and a whole bunch delicious!

Top angle view of a dark gray bowl filled with noodles, carrots, and water chestnuts,  sauced in Thai Basil flavors topped with grilled chicken and garnished with sliced green onions. The bowl sits over a multi-colored napkin and a pair of chopsticks. Fresh Thai basil sits in the background.

Saucy Thai Basil Chicken Noodle Bowl Recipe is everything I love in a recipe. The sauce has a tender blend of Asian spices that is both sweet and spicy.

This dish is also a festival of textures with al dente vegetables and crunchy chestnuts. Then the Lo Mein noodles wrap it all together into a great dinner bowl. 

Top side angle view of a dark gray bowl filled with noodles, carrots, and water chestnuts,  sauced in Thai Basil flavors topped with grilled chicken and garnished with sliced green onions. The bowl sits over a multi-colored napkin and a pair of chopsticks. Fresh Thai basil sits in the background.

When I first moved to the metropolis, I lived with my brother. He didn’t do a lot of cooking but when he got on a kick he went all in.

I remember months of chili, wings, and then spaghetti, you get the idea.

We recently picked up some Thai basil for the first time. We love Asian food, especially when I can put it together at home.

While I’m not OC like my brother, I don’t like wasting food. That bunch of Thai basil really encouraged me to get as much use out of it as I could.

A close up side angle view of a dark gray bowl filled with noodles, carrots, and water chestnuts,  sauced in Thai Basil flavors topped with grilled chicken and garnished with sliced green onions. The bowl sits over a multi-colored napkin and a pair of chopsticks. A second bowl sits in the background.

I don’t know what I thought it would taste like, but I was wrong.

This herb has a soft flavor if that makes sense. It’s an essence not an “in your face” herb like fresh oregano.

That being said, it can hold its own when paired with bold flavors like ginger or chiles.

If there is anything that I’ve learned about cooking it is the impact that fresh herbs bring to a dish. Using flavorful herbs reduces the amount of salt needed too.

Top angle view of a dark gray bowl filled with noodles, carrots, and water chestnuts,  sauced in Thai Basil flavors topped with grilled chicken and garnished with sliced green onions. The bowl sits over a multi-colored napkin and a pair of chopsticks. Fresh Thai basil sits in the background.

 If you aren’t comfortable using herbs, put them in dishes when recommended and see if you can tell the difference.

Or, make a simple salad with sliced tomatoes sprinkled with a little sweet basil, parsley or Thai basil on it.

I think the experience will really make a change to the way you use herbs.

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I found Thai basil to be so versatile and the flavor came through whether it was kept raw or cooked.

We love sweet basil and it’s been a staple in my herb garden for years. Now my Thai basil is a regular too.

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Side angle view of a dark gray bowl filled with noodles, carrots, and water chestnuts,  sauced in Thai Basil flavors topped with grilled chicken and garnished with sliced green onions.
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5 from 11 votes

Saucy Thai Basil Chicken Noodle Bowl Recipe

Saucy Thai Basil Chicken Noodle Bowl Recipe is a creamy blend of Asian flavors.  It’s a little bit sweet and spicy and a whole bunch delicious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 people
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 8 oz lo mein noodles cooked
  • 3 clusters bok choy separated, washed, and roughly chopped into large pieces
  • 1/2 cup carrots julienned/matchstick
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 8 oz water chestnuts drained
  • 1 cup portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup Thai Basil 8-10 leaves chiffonade
  • 2 tbsp canola oil

Instructions

  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a plastic bag or bowl.  Reserve about 1/3 cup.  Add chicken to the bag or bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and grill until internal temperature registers 160°F.  Set aside and allow to rest.
  • In a large skillet, heat canola or vegetable sauce until hot.  Add onion, mushrooms, and carrots.  Cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.  Add bok choy, ginger, and chestnuts.  Saute for 2 additional minutes or until bok choy is bright green.  
  • Add noodles to the skillet mixture and stir in reserved sauce.  Add Thai basil and stir until combined.
  • Serve skillet mixture in individual bowls and top with sliced chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1975IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.9mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




PATRICIA CHASE

Thursday 27th of August 2020

Easily one of the best recipes on Pinterest. I have made hundreds of things I have found on Pinterest over the years and this is my absolute favorite. I make this at lest 3 times a month. It is GREAT for using up the leftovers veggies in the crisper as it adapts well to substitutes. THANK YOU for developing and sharing this recipe!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 27th of August 2020

Thank you so much, Patricia! We love this recipe too and it's definitely one I make regularly.

Patrick

Saturday 11th of July 2020

This was amazing! The flavor was great! I didn’t t have bok choy or lo mein noodles so I used spinach and linguine. Definitely a go to meal that’s very easy to prepare.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Thanks, Patrick! I actually just make this last week and used soba noodles and shrimp! I'm so happy that you enjoyed it and stopped by to let me know.

Thomas Gibson

Friday 15th of November 2019

Looks so amazing. Thank you for the awesome recipe.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Thank you, Thomas! I just made this again the other night!

Karen A Mugler

Saturday 20th of July 2019

OMG ! We love Thai basil. I'm always on the look out for new recipes to use it in. This is one of the best weve ever had! I did double the sauce as my husband likes extra.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 20th of July 2019

Thank you Karen! I really fell in love with it too and am always looking for new ways to use it too!

michele

Sunday 20th of January 2019

Had to come back and tell you how delicious this was for our dinner last night! My husband LOVEd it and I loved how easy it was to make as well as how much flavor it had1.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 20th of January 2019

Thank you, Michele! I love recipes with those Asian flavors like your new Thai Shrimp soup. John said that looked really good. I said yep that's Michele's recipe.