Vietnamese Rice Noodles w/ Sweet Chicken

June, 23rd 2020

There are a few components to this dish, but don’t let it intimidate you because once you break it down it’s fairly straight forward! This dish is simple enough for everyday people to make. Not to mention very healthy. Feel free to replace the Chicken with Shrimp or Pork Shoulder. 


2 – 3

Ready In:

30 mins 

# of Ingredients:

9 or More

Good For:

Lunch or Dinner

what you will need

Sweet Sticky Chicken

  • 3 – 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (Diced)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon White Pepper

Noodles 7-8 oz dried rice vermicelli noodles

Vegetables & Garnishes

  • Sliced or shredded cucumber
  • 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • A few leaves lettuce
  • A handful cilantro

Additional Garnish Suggestions (mint leaves or red bell peppers) 

Suggested Sauces

Oyster Sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce

Traditional Sauce (Nuoc Cham) 

1/2 cup hot water

3 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp fish sauce

2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice or to taste

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Remove some of the fat off the chicken thighs.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the sticky sauce ingredients together then pour over diced chicken thighs. Store inside a ziplock bag for 30mins to 24hrs.
  3. Saute chicken for approximately 25 to 30 minutes on medium heat. Be sure to pour all the sauce into your skillet.

Rice Noodles – Cook noodles base on package instructions. It usually cooks quickly! Drain all the water and store inside the refrigerator for later. 

Combine – Add a handful of noodles to a bowl, topped with Chicken, vegetables, and garnishes. Serve with your favorite sauce, and enjoy!

Suggested Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Combine hot water, sugar to completely dissolve sugar. Then add fish sauce, freshly squeezed lime juice or to taste, red pepper flakes or to tastes. Stir to combine.