Easy Thai Noodles are fast to make and filled with authentic Asian flavor. This recipe is perfect for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
Asian cuisine is one of my favorites to make in the kitchen. When I first began cooking and creating recipes, I was always slightly timid of Asian flavored cuisines. Each dish has layers of flavor that I thought would be hard to recreate. Does this sound familiar to you? If so, this Easy Thai Noodle recipe is the perfect start on your Asian cooking adventure. This meal is packed with outstanding flavors and textures, and it will be on your table in less than 30 minutes!
WHAT MAKES EASY THAI NOODLES SO FLAVORFUL?
This recipe calls for ingredients that are great investments for your pantry if they’re not already there. Sesame oil is infused with a nutty flavor that makes a little go a long way. Only 2 tablespoons and your tastebuds will be transported to your favorite Asian restaurant. It gives this dish a savory flavor that is unbeatable when paired with freshly minced garlic, soy sauce, honey, and red pepper flakes for a little touch of heat.
CAN I ADD MEAT TO THE NOODLES?
Dinners that are versatile like Easy Thai Noodles are the best kind. I like to say ‘Dealer’s Choice’ with this dish. My family loves chicken with their noodles, and I am happy to provide it because I do too! If I am a little short on time to cook chicken when I get home, I’ll stop by the grocery store to pick up a rotisserie chicken to shred and add to the dish. For my vegetarian friends, all you need to do is follow the recipe for a veggie and vegan friendly dinner. For my meat lovers, try sautéing shrimp or beef to add for a different variation.
DO I HAVE TO USE THAI STYLE NOODLES FOR THE DISH?
Another reason why I love making this meal is that you can use almost any style of pasta that is in your pantry. I recommend using a linguini pasta or a Pad Thai rice noodle, but there have been a few nights where all I had in my cupboard was spaghetti noodles and my kids still cleaned their plates! If you have someone in the family that’s gluten intolerant, try substituting a gluten free style noodle.
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Easy Thai Noodles
- 6 ounces linguini noodles
- 1 cup bagged coleslaw mix
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/3 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts
- 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (optional, but highly recommended)
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you want it more spicy)
- Cook linguini noodles according to package instructions. Drain when done cooking.
- While noodles are cooking whisk together in a small bowl the soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic and red pepper flakes.
- Pour sauce onto drained noodles and toss together. Add shredded cabbage, shredded carrots and shredded cilantro to noodle mixture and mix. Then gently stir in half of chopped cilantro, green onions and peanuts, reserving the other half for garnish. (Add the shredded rotisserie now, if using.)
- Serve warm or cold and garnish with remaining cilantro, green onions and chopped peanuts.
20 thoughts on “Easy Thai Noodles”
Two TABLESPOONS of sesame oil? Really? Seems like alot.
If you feel like it’s a lot you could cut it down to one Tablespoon 🙂
These look so fresh and tasty! I always wonder what type of noodles to use and where to get them. You just use regular linguini? Mind blown! I’m trying this!
i love the both the ease of making this recipe and how tasty it is! I enjoy making this for lunch and have been happy to recommend it to my co-workers.
Thank you Nicole! 🙂
Can I use ramen noodles instead of linguine noodles or do you suggest using the linguine instead? I’m anxious to try this for dinner tonight!!
I would think ramen would work! Let me know if you try it! 🙂
Can you use thai rice noodles? Or is it best to use linguine?
We tried this dish last night. OMG! it was excellent. We made double the recipe, except my daughter forgot to double the sauce. it is definitely worth trying.
I never comment on recipes but this was amazing, I added a splash or two of lime juice at the end cause I thought it needed a bit of acid and that really punched up the flavor. My son has a peanut allergy so we used chopped cashews on top which was fantastic. THis will definitely be a weekly recipe for my family.
Overall great recipe. The sauce was a little runny, but easily fixed if you put the noodles on a pan on medium heat for a minute or two.
I personally would of liked it to be a bit sweeter as it was more on the salty side even with low-sodium soy sauce. So for next time I’ll add a bit more honey for more sweetness. I also Added a bit of fish sauce to the sauce to give a bit more AUTHENTIc flavor And instead of chicken I used scrambled EGGs for protein.
As well as added a bit of lime at the very END.
Overall a solid recipe that people can easily to tweak to their liking. This will be a regular dish I’m going to be making.
I made this for dinner last night. I used cooked shrimp instead of chicken and i squeezed the juice of two limes and the zest to a doubled recipe. I also added thin strips of red bell pepper. I added red cabbage and half green cabbage. The color combo was beautiful with green cilantro. It was delicious. Picky hubs loved the flavor and textures. I highly recomend.
This was absolutely delicious! So flavorful and we loved the sweet / SPICY combo and the cruch of veggies!
Made this tonight, used 1 lb box of noodles. How much is 5 oz. i would Add a LITTLE more red PEPPER flakes and maybe more sauce and caBbage or less noodles. It waS very good
Love your pasta blt salad also!
I loved this recipe. I Doubled the recipe and did add chicken. I crave this type of food and will add it to my list of go to recipes. Thanks!
Just made this, doubled the recipe. I will cut down on the crushed red pepper… so SPICY, but so very good. I was trying thai food for the first time. Thank you for this simple recipe. this will be made again.
My wife and i recently had Pad Thai noodles in London for the first time.
We had them with chicken like you suggest in this recipe and enjoyed it very much.
Sorry I didn’t finish the last comment (hit a wrong button). Anyway when I found your recipe I made it immediately. It was fantastic and will make once a week from now on. I wanted to add that your basic recipe is perfect to get started with but I can easily see how people who make this agaIn can customize it to what they really like, in terms of quantities of ingredients, but the sauce is truly excellent and shouldn’t be messed with. Thanks for posting