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Drunken Noodles with Chicken

Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins


  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce divided
  • 16 ounces wide egg noodles rice noodles may be substituted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 baby bok choy white and green parts separated, loosely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion sliced
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • In a large bowl, add 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce and the chicken. Toss to coat and place in the fridge to marinate for about 30 minutes. Once marinated, remove from fridge and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the egg noodles and cook until almost tender, but still has a bite. Drain and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and chili garlic sauce. Set aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until brown on all sides. The chicken doesn't need to be cooked all the way through at this point. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • To the same skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil. Add the bok choy stalks (the white part) and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in the bok choy leaves and cook for an additional minute, or until wilted. Transfer the bok choy to the plate with the chicken.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and add the egg noodles, sauce you made earlier, and 1 cup of water. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the noodles are fully-covered in the sauce. Stir in the chicken and bok choy and cook for 5-6 minutes more or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the cilantro and season to taste.
  • Transfer the drunken noodles to a serving platter and sprinkle with green onion. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy immediately.