Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli And Peanuts

My recipe for Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli and Peanuts will remind you of the ever popular Pad Thai dish that everyone seems to love.

While not an authentic dish that you might find in Thailand, the recipe does have all the umami flavors you would expect and is made with ingredients that you should be able to buy at your local market. If you are like me and can’t find good Thai food in a restaurant just around the corner from your home, then this is an easy recipe that you can prepare yourself the next time you want a taste of Thai .

Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli and Peanuts

Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli And Peanuts

This is a recipe that can be put together very quickly so make sure you have all your ingredients prepped and ready before you start cooking. Remember that the mincing and dicing of ingredients takes longer than the actual cooking of most stir fry meals.

Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli And Peanuts

Serves 2 adjust the recipe accordingly

Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli And Peanuts

  • 6 oz. rice noodles, soaked according to package directions or you can use other noodles of your choice*
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut or canola oil for stir frying
  • 2 c. broccoli florets, cut in half if large, blanched for 30 seconds, drained, blotted dry
  • 1/2 small onion, cut into slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into uniform pieces
  • 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, sliced 1/4 inch across the grain
  • peanut ginger sauce (see recipe below) or store bought
  • 1/4 c. more or less of dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

*Soak the rice noodles in hot water, according to package directions, until softened. Rinse under cold water, then drain well. Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with 1 or 2 tsp. of oil and toss to coat to prevent sticking together. If using another kind of noodle, cook al dente then drizzle with oil until ready to use.

Heat the oil in a sauté pan or wok until hot but not smoking. Add the broccoli, onion and red bell pepper and cook until just tender crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until lightly brown, about 3 or 4 minutes then remove to the bowl with the vegetables. Add the peanut ginger sauce and noodles to the sauté pan  and toss well. Return the chicken and vegetable mixture to the pan along with the peanuts, tossing for another minute until everything is well coated  with sauce. Serve immediately with wedges of lime to squeeze on top, if desired.

Peanut Ginger Sauce*

  • 2 tsp. peanut oil
  • 2 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet Thai chili sauce, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sriracha, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 c. chicken stock, more if necessary

Heat the oils in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add all the other ingredients except the chicken stock and simmer until the peanut butter is melted and smooth. Slowly add the chicken stock a little. at a time, until the desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if necessary. Keep sauce warm. *If you don’t want to make the sauce from scratch, you can use store bough peanut sauce and thin with chicken stock to the desired consistency.


If you are lucky enough to have a great Thai restaurant near you, you might think “why should I try this recipe” at home. I would answer that it is easy, delicious and is adaptable to your own tastes. As you can see, I added broccoli to my recipe to add more vegetables to our diet. If you have a member of your family who doesn’t care for broccoli, you could add in carrots, scallions or other vegetables of your choice. Want a really spicy dish, add sliced Thai bird chilies to the dish. Looking for a little additional sweetness, try adding palm sugar or a little dark brown sugar. Make Thai style noodles with chicken, broccoli and peanuts your own way and I think you will be pleased with the quick and flavorful meal.


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42 Responses to Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli And Peanuts

  1. Karen, what a beautiful dish and I am sure so delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Happy weekend!

  2. Darlene says:

    I love Thai food, thanks!!

  3. Mad Dog says:

    That looks great with broccoli – I’m sure you get a good crunch with the peanuts to go with soft chicken and noodles.

  4. My mouth is watering, thanks Karen! The sauce sounds really good!

  5. I adore Thai food 🙂 This looks mouthwatering, Karen.

  6. My husband is the Wok operator! we are going to try this. Sounds perfect. I feel like I have to go to Atlanta for good Thai food,

  7. Sunnycovechef says:

    A delicious looking dish, my husband and I like peanut sauce.

  8. Karen, this dish looks delicious!

  9. This dish looks delicious and easy to make.

  10. Sunnycovechef says:

    Our family loves peanut sauce , thank you for the recipe Karen.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Yet another wonderful dish to try. Thanks Karen.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Sounds wonderful, Karen! We love Thai (and Thai-inspred) food – this is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

  13. I love pad thai and this sounds like a good next bet!

  14. Love such dishes: so colorful, full of different flavors and textures. 🙂

  15. Debra says:

    This is an excellent recipe, Karen. I’m excited to try it. I can say that where we live there isn’t any shortage of Thai restaurants. But I like to cook and I enjoy controlling the ingredients and knowing that I’m not adding in unnecessary oil, as just one example. This recipe sounds so satisfying!

  16. looks absolutely delicious Karen!!

  17. Karen this sounds amazing! I will be making this tomorrow! Thank you 💗

  18. Looks very good Karen – we need to cook more Asian dishes.

  19. Jane says:

    This is an awesome recipe, Karen. I’d like to ask you if substituting something for the peanuts would change the recipe too much, and any suggestions? I simply don’t like peanuts in any foods, nor peanut butter. Alone is okay–just not in foods or sweets.


  20. ladyfi says:

    I like Thai food!

  21. I’m all about making it at home whenever possible. Gotta try this recipe Karen. Sounds delish,

  22. I Wilkerson says:

    This looks so good. And I know it would be a huge hit at our house!

  23. mondino julie says:

    cette recette à l’air délicieuse merci beaucoup pour le partage

  24. chef mimi says:

    Mmmmmm it’s all about that fabulous dressing, isn’t it?!! So much great flavor to add to the wonderful noodles and veggies. Fabulous.

  25. Ron says:

    The peanut ginger sauce sounds amazing. We have a decent local Thai place, but they don’t have a dish quite like this. I’m looking forward to shaking this one up in my wok. Unfortunately, we’re a nut-free house, so I’ll be giving this one a go with sunflower butter and see how it tastes.

  26. This looks great, really like the chunky broccoli. Perfect for a quick midweek meal!

  27. So good! The smell and taste of sesame seed oil is wonderful. 💕

  28. Roz says:

    Thai food is one of my all-time faves and I need to prepare more Thai recipes at home. Sounds so good and easy too!

  29. Eva Taylor says:

    I have a wonderful thai Pad Thai recipe but it takes forever to make because the sauces are all home-made! What a great weeknight dish that packs all the flavours. Love that it is so versatile too; I always have frozen broccoli and cauliflower on hand to the veggies are all taken care of!

  30. lulu says:

    We had a Thai exchange student and she taught me a few things to make. Since she left I’ve not tried very many Thai dishes though P loves that food. Maybe I’ll start with your recipe.

  31. NativeNM says:

    This looks delicious Karen! I bet your kitchen smelled wonderful with all those tasty ingredients.

  32. I love Asian food and this one is right up my alley!

  33. We love Thai food and this sounds delicious and so healthy with all of those veggies added! I have some rotisserie chicken in the frig I need to use so could be put to great use in this recipe. Thank you, Karen!

  34. Sheryl says:

    mmm. . . this dish sounds delicious and makes a lovely presentation. I’ve never tried making Thai food at home. Maybe I’ll need to rethink that.

  35. Bhawna says:

    These noodles look so yummy and super inviting. I cannot wait to try them. Yum! making Thai food sometimes intimidates me but this one I think I can try.

  36. Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines! This looks super flavorful and delicious.

  37. This is an example of eating well while eating light and healthy. There is so much flavor in this dish. Have a great week Karen!

  38. I Wilkerson says:

    So excited to see this. I need a peanut butter recipe coming up and this looks delicious!

  39. sherry says:

    what a great combo of flavours karen. i love chicken and broccoli! and the sauce sounds excellent.

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