Filipino Fried Noodles With Chicken and Beans

Filipino Fried Noodles With Chicken and Beans


  • 1 Lb. chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce
  • 8 oz. bean vermicelli (glass noodles)
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) peanut oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3cm piece ginger, cut into julienne (matchsticks)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 long red chillies, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, cut into julienne (matchsticks)
  • 14 oz. green beans, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (coriander) leaves, roughly chopped, plus extra leaves to serve
    Tomato Soy Dressing
  • 1 tomato, cut into small wedges
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) soy sauce
  • 2 cilantro (coriander) leaves, washed, finely chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. To make tomato soy dressing, place all the ingredients in a bowl, stir to combine, then set aside until needed.
  2. Place chicken, soy sauce and 500ml (2 cups) water in a large saucepan, ensuring the water just covers the chicken. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (I had to cook mine a bit longer). Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from soy sauce mixture, place in a bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  3. Strain soy sauce mixture through a fine sieve into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat and cook for 10 minutes or until reduced by three-quarters.
  4. Meanwhile, soak noodles in cold water for 15 minutes to soften. Drain.
  5. Using your hands, finely shred chicken into a bowl, then season with pepper. Toss well to combine.
  6. Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over high heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is soft. Add soy sauce mixture, sugar, fish sauce, chillies, carrot and beans and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add chicken, noodles and coriander, and cook, tossing, for 5 minutes or until noodles are warmed through.
  7. Divide fried noodles among bowls, scatter with extra coriander and serve with tomato soy dressing.

Photo: jamieanne on flickr / CC BY-ND

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