Fire Noodles

If you bite into a chili that is just too hot to handle, try sucking on a spoonful of sugar or sucking on a hard candy.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 15–20 Thai bird chilies, stemmed and seeded
  • 5–10 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. presliced fresh rice noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 whole, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet black soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. white pepper
  • 1½ Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 can (8 oz.) bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1½ cups loose-packed basil and/or mint

Directions

  • Place the chilies and garlic cloves in a food processor and process until thoroughly mashed together; set aside. Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Place the noodles in a large colander and pour the hot water over them. Carefully unfold and separate the noodles; set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. When it is quite hot, carefully add the reserved chili-garlic mixture and stir-fry for 15 seconds to release the aromas. Raise the heat to high, add the chicken, and stir-fry until it begins to lose its color, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper, and sugar. Add the noodles and continue to stir-fry for 30 seconds, tossing them with the other ingredients. Add the bamboo shoots and cook for another minute. Turn off the heat and add the basil.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 15–20 Thai bird chilies, stemmed and seeded
  • 5–10 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. presliced fresh rice noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 whole, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet black soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. white pepper
  • 1½ Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 can (8 oz.) bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1½ cups loose-packed basil and/or mint

Directions

  • Place the chilies and garlic cloves in a food processor and process until thoroughly mashed together; set aside. Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Place the noodles in a large colander and pour the hot water over them. Carefully unfold and separate the noodles; set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. When it is quite hot, carefully add the reserved chili-garlic mixture and stir-fry for 15 seconds to release the aromas. Raise the heat to high, add the chicken, and stir-fry until it begins to lose its color, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper, and sugar. Add the noodles and continue to stir-fry for 30 seconds, tossing them with the other ingredients. Add the bamboo shoots and cook for another minute. Turn off the heat and add the basil.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories410
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium990mg
Total Carbohydrate53g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars15g
Protein28g