These sticky, sweet and a little bit spicy thai noodles are all the craze at our place. They are really quick to make and the leftovers are great in school lunches. All I can say is this – Make a big batch!
It’s a little embarrassing how often I actually make this meal. I’m thinking it’s about once a week at the moment. I go through stages when I seem to forget every other recipe I know and rotate around 6 or 7 dinner recipes consistently. These Chicken and Veggie Thai Noodles are currently on the rotate list. But no-one is complaining.
Is Soy Sauce OK to eat?
I know that there is controversy surrounding Soy Sauce and whether it’s OK to eat on a Clean Eating / Real food diet. I believe in moderation in most things so this includes not totally eliminating foods when I can find an acceptable version available.
Like with most foods these days, there is usually a good and bad option on the market. Most of the Soy Sauce options stocked in the Supermarket contain Genetically Messed with soy and have been commercially fermented over a two day process (Mother Nature takes around 18 months to do this the proper way) using sodium hydroxide and then mixed together with a suspicious concoction of colours, flavours and goodness knows what else. So that little bottle on the shelf looks like Soy sauce, smells like soy sauce but leaves me to question whether it is actually soy sauce.
To be safe (and to keep the nasties out of our bodies) we stick to naturally fermented organic soy sauce. This is the one we buy here: Kikkoman Organic Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce. Take a look at the ingredients list to see why.
Which noodles should you use?
The biggest concern I have with modern foods and also the No 1 reason we eat Real food is that I don’t like the idea of eating and feeding my children nasty chemicals and additives. It’s unnecessary and dangerous and every day more and more scary research justifies my decision. My goal is to simply eat foods as close to their natural state as possible. So when it comes to choosing noodles or pasta I look for the words Organic and Wholegrain and I also read the ingredients to make sure that I recognise everything on that list.
Feel free to mix it up and add whatever veggies you have. My kids prefer a mix of carrots, mushrooms, zucchini and cabbage. The red peppers are for me 🙂
- 1 lb whole wheat / organic linguine
- 1 lb chicken (2 large breasts) finely sliced.
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic finely diced (or 1 teaspoon crushed garlic)
- 2 inches ginger grated (or 1 teaspoon bottled ginger)
- ⅓ cup organic naturally brewed soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoons brown sugar (or two teaspoons honey)
- 1 large zucchini (finely sliced)
- 1 large carrot (finely sliced)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- ½ red pepper sliced
- In a large pot, boil water and linguine as per instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl: Combine garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar (or honey). Whisk together. set aside.
- In a large pan add oil & chicken. Fry until lightly browned and cooked through. Add vegetables and cook until just tender. Add half the Soy sauce mixture and lightly fry and stir until chicken and veggies well coated.
- Add pasta to the chicken / veg pot and remaining soy sauce. Combine.
For more amazing Clean Eating Chicken Recipes, take a look t my Pinterest board featuring … you guessed it … Easy Chicken Recipes that the whole family will love.