Crazy Chicken - Rice Noodle Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is chef Ming Tsai's take on a traditional Thai dish. It's called crazy because of it's spiciness. You can always decrease the amount of sambal oelek if you don't like dishes too spicy (or increase it if you like it really spicy!). This recipe is perfect for a busy night. It's quick and simple to prepare. If you want to make this a one dish meal, I think you could probably stir-fry in some broccoli or peas, etc. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill up a large bowl with warm water. Add the noodles and soak them until they are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the noodles are soaking, you can combine the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and sambal - in a small bowl. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Heat up a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  4. Add the shallots and stir-fry until brown - about 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken and stir-fry, breaking up the meat, until cooked through - about 3 minutes or so.
  6. Add the noodles and sauce mixture and heat through, stirring.
  7. Add the scallions and basil ribbons and give them a toss.
  8. Garnish (opt.) with the lime wedges and basil sprigs and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Made this for supper tonight, used Vermicelli and didn't have basil or shallots, used a little bit less sambal oelek and used cut up chicken breasts instead of ground chicken. It was pretty tasty and not too hot ( I am a wuss with spicy things!) The vermicelli was a bit chewy but everything else tasted great! BF added more sambal oelek of course, he was pretty impressed. Served with a tossed salad.

Jodi4200 May 25, 2012