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Quick And Easy Chicken With Stir Fry Rice Noodles (Vermicelli)

In case you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal, this chicken vermicelli stir fry is a great option. The dish can be made in under 30 minutes, and it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken or veggies. Plus, the flavours are really delicious – perfect for a quick and healthy dinner. Give it a try!

rice noodles with chicken

What Are Vermicelli Noodles Made From?

Vermicelli noodles are made from various ingredients, depending on the region in which they are made. In China, for instance, vermicelli noodles are typically made from rice flour, while in Italy, they may be made from wheat semolina flour. In India, meanwhile, vermicelli noodles are often made from maida flour, which is a type of refined wheat flour. Depending on the ingredients used, vermicelli noodles can be either white or yellow in colour.

How do you cook vermicelli without it sticking?

To prevent vermicelli noodles from sticking together, it is essential to cook them in plenty of water. The water should be brought to a boil before the noodles are added, and the noodles should be cooked according to the package directions. Once they are cooked, it is also important to drain them well and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process. When cooked correctly, vermicelli noodles should be light and fluffy.

There are a number of popular dishes that feature vermicelli noodles as a key ingredient. In China, for instance, rice vermicelli noodles are often used in soups and stir-fries. In Italy, meanwhile, vermicelli noodles are commonly used in dishes such as pasta e Fagioli and minestrone soup. In India, vermicelli noodles are often used to make a sweet dish called sevaiyan, which is made with milk, sugar, and nuts.

vermicelli dry noodles before cooking

How do you know when vermicelli is cooked?

Vermicelli noodles are cooked when they are tender but still have a bit of bite to them. To test if they are done, simply take a noodle and bite into it. If it is cooked through, it should be tender but still, have some resistance. If it is undercooked, it will be hard to bite into. If it is overcooked, it will be very soft and mushy.

What can I add to vermicelli for flavour?

There are a number of things that can be added to vermicelli noodles to give them extra flavour. One option is to cook them in broth instead of water for extra flavour. Another possibility is to add spices or herbs to the water before cooking the noodles. Finally, you could toss the cooked noodles with a sauce or dressing of your choice.

Is vermicelli rice noodles gluten-free?

Yes, vermicelli noodles are naturally gluten-free with a typical ingredients list of rice flour and water.

Can I freeze cooked vermicelli noodles?

Yes, cooked vermicelli noodles can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze them, simply place them in a freezer-safe container or bag and store them in the freezer. When you’re ready to use them, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before reheating them.

Can I use vermicelli in place of spaghetti?

Yes, vermicelli noodles can be used in place of spaghetti in most recipes. However, they will not cook up exactly the same as spaghetti noodles. Vermicelli noodles are thinner and more delicate than spaghetti noodles, so they may not stand up as well to heavy sauces or long cooking times. But if you’re looking for a lighter pasta option, vermicelli is a good choice.

Are vermicelli noodles keto?

No, vermicelli noodles are not keto. They are made from rice flour, which is a high-carb ingredient. So, if you’re following a keto diet, you’ll need to find a different noodle option.

vermicelli noodles with chicken

Ingredients

  • 200 g Vermicelli
  • 300 g Chicken Breast (Chopped into little pieces)
  • 3 Carrots (cut into fine strips)
  • 1 Courgette (or cucumber cut into fine strips)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Sesame seeds (Sprinkling)

Chicken Marinade

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari Sauce)
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari)
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oi

Recipe for Vermicelli noodles with stir-fried chicken

  • Cook the noodles as per packet instructions and keep them aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together and add to the chicken pieces. In a separate bowl, mix the stir fry sauce together and keep it aside.
  • In a frying pan, heat the oil on high heat and fry the onions and courgettes for 2 minutes. Add the marinated chicken, ginger and garlic and fry until cooked. Finally, add the carrots and noodles and stir fry sauce. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
rice noodles with chicken

Easy Chicken With Stir Fry Rice Noodles (Vermicelli)

Rachel
A tasty full flavoured dish of rice noodles and tender chicken pieces.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 461 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Vermicelli
  • 300 g Chicken Breast (Chopped into little pieces)
  • 3 Carrots (cut into fine strips)
  • 1 Courgette (or cucumber cut into fine strips)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Sesame seeds (Sprinkling)

Chicken Marinade

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari Sauce)
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari)
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook the noodles as per packet instructions and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together and add to the chicken pieces. In a separate bowl mix the stir fry sauce together and keep it aside.
  • In a frying pan, heat the oil on high heat and fry the onions and courgettes for 2 minutes. Add the marinated chicken, ginger and garlic and fry until cooked. Finally, add the carrots and noodles and stir fry sauce. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
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Nutrition

Calories: 461kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 21gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1569mgPotassium: 676mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 7766IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
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