Jul 24
2013

Chinese Noodle Recipe with Chicken, Bok Choy & Hoisin Sauce

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The easy dinner recipe combines fresh Chinese noodles with lean chicken, vitamin-filled bok choy, baby corn and a silky hoisin sauce.
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Every six weeks or so, my boys and I venture to our local Asian market to stock up on pantry items such as rice vinegar, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and spring rolls wrappers. If you’ve never compared prices at an Asian market to your regular grocery store, you’re in for a surprise. In some instances, we pay half the price! And the garlic and ginger root? Well, they look like completely different specimens than the sad-looking variations you find in some produce sections.

We can never resist piling our cart high with noodles of all types. Sweet potato noodles, rice noodles, soba noodles and fresh Chinese noodles are our favorites. The fresh Chinese noodles used in this recipe are tender and doughy, and cook in about 4 minutes.

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This low-fat noodle recipe has a healthy dose of vitamins from the baby bok choy, and lean protein in the form of stir-fried chicken breasts. The sauce is based around hoisin sauce, with a few added ingredients to form a slightly sweet and savory silky sauce that coats the noodles and soaks into the wilted bok choy.

And the baby corn? Well, those are for my kids…and the kid in me.

The recipe:

The sauce:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine, sesame oil and chili garlic sauce. Set aside.

The noodles:

Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

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Heat 2 teaspoon of canola oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. (I used my favorite Everyday Pan for this dish.) Add the ginger and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the chicken and cook until it is just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a bowl.

Rinse the bok choy in a colander and drain, but don’t dry off the excess water.

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Pour the remaining teaspoon of canola oil into the pan and add the bok choy and baby corn. Cook, stirring, until the bok choy is wilted, about 1 minute.

Add the cooked chicken and noodles to the skillet and pour in the sauce.

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Toss until the noodles are warm and coated with the sauce. Serve.

Other recipes with hoisin sauce:

Chinese Noodle Recipe with Chicken, Bok Choy & Hoisin Sauce | cookincanuck.com #recipe #healthyrecipe #chickenrecipe
Cookin’ Canuck’s Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Sandwich with Asian Slaw
Cookin’ Canuck’s Asian Quesadilla with Chicken, Zucchini & Hoisin Sauce
Damn Delicious’ Shrimp Spring Rolls with Hoisin Peanut Dip
Food Gal’s Grilled Corn – Asian-Style
Citron Limette’s Asian Stuffed Peppers

Chinese Noodles with Chicken, Bok Choy & Hoisin Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 7 1/2 cups

Serving Size: About 1 1/4 cups

Calories per serving: 320 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 4.8g / Saturated 0.9g

Chinese Noodles with Chicken, Bok Choy & Hoisin Sauce

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

    The sauce:
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp rice wine
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • The noodles:
  • 16 oz. fresh Chinese noodles
  • 3 tsp canola oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 lb. baby bok choy, chopped
  • 10 baby corn spears, cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

    The sauce:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine, sesame oil and chili garlic sauce.
  2. The noodles:
  3. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  4. Heat 2 teaspoon of canola oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the chicken and cook until it is just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a bowl.
  6. Rinse the bok choy in a colander and drain, but don't dry off the excess water.
  7. Pour the remaining teaspoon of canola oil into the pan and add the bok choy and baby corn. Cook, stirring, until the bok choy is wilted, about 1 minute.
  8. Add the cooked chicken and noodles to the skillet and pour in the sauce.
  9. Toss until the noodles are warm and coated with the sauce. Serve.

Notes

Calories 320.5 / Total Fat 4.8g / Saturated Fat 0.9g / Cholesterol 27.4mg / Sodium 560.6mg / Total Carbohydrates 50.4g / Fiber 0.9g / Sugars 2.0g / Protein 18.9g / WW (Old Points) 7 / WW (Points+) 8

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl July 24, 2013 at 6:11 am

This is pretty much my ideal meal any night of the week. Love !!!!

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2 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Thanks, Liz! There’s something about Asian flavors and noodles that make any dish taste good.

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3 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective July 24, 2013 at 6:30 am

Perfect dinner recipe! My family would love this! :)

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4 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Thanks, Sommer! My family felt the same way.

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5 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) July 24, 2013 at 6:53 am

Because hoisin is very high in sugar, I often water it down (literally, with water). These are the kinds of noodles I could eat every night.

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6 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

That’s a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing that, Lydia.

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7 Tieghan July 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

Asian markets are the best deal. I mean the best! Plus, they have a great selection of foods. I wish there was one closer to us in the mountains, but I have to drive to Denver so I rarely go.

This looks amazing and is the perfect weeknight dinner. Quick, easy and healthy!

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8 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Even though our market is only about 15 minutes away, I don’t drive there very often. So when I do, I make sure to stock up for the next couple of months!

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9 jamie @ green beans & grapefruit July 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

This looks delicious!

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10 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Thank you, Jamie.

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11 Jamie July 24, 2013 at 7:52 am

Ohhh my mouth is watering! This looks amazing!

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12 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Thanks, Jamie. Believe me, my mouth was watering as I was making this.

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13 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough July 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

This dish combines everything I love in Chinese food! Bok choy, baby corn, hoisin sauce… yes, please!

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14 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thanks, Stephanie. We use those ingredients so often…we need to take out stock! :)

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15 Heather July 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

This sounds like the best dinner. Bok choy is one of my favorites ever!

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16 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I love cooking with boo choy, too. The baby version cooks up really quickly and is very versatile.

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17 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles July 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

Oh my goodness, can I come shopping with you?! Sounds incredible. And this bowl of noodles, too. Yum!!

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18 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Anytime! I bet we’d go crazy together.

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19 Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain July 24, 2013 at 10:22 am

This has my name written all over it! I adore hoisin sauce. Can’t wait to make!

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20 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Thanks, Lauren. Hoisin sauce really does make everything better, doesn’t it?

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21 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch July 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

This dish looks so healthy and flavorful!

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22 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Thanks, Robyn! I’m always excited when really tasty dishes end up being healthy as well.

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23 Liz July 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Love this recipe. Thank you. Have a great day and week!

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24 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Thanks, Liz. To you, too.

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25 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Love this for a weeknight meal!

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26 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Thanks, Laura. I have a feeling that I’ll be making this throughout the school year.

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27 Cassie | Bake Your Day July 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Without a doubt, this is my kind of meal. I love the flavors of the sauce and the veggies you used. This is a winner, Dara!

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28 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Thanks, Cassie. These are the flavors that I crave…in the middle of the day and at midnight.

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29 steph@stephsbitebybite July 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

Such a perfect one bowl dish!

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30 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Thank you, Steph!

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31 kelley July 25, 2013 at 7:42 am

What market do you go to? I used to visit one on 7th East when I lived in the Avenues but haven’t been into an Asian market in years- you reminded me how much less the prices are. I need to revisit! This looks delicious, Dara!

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32 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Kelley, I go to the Ocean Mart, which is on 9000 S. in Sandy, just west of State Street. It’s on the south side of the street, right beside the liquor store and two doors away from Club 90. Call me whenever you want to go and I’ll meet you there!

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33 Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare July 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

This looks awesome! I’ve never used noodles like that before. :)

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34 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Hoisin sauce and baby corn are two of my fave things :)

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35 Jeanette July 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Asian markets are my go to ~ it’s so much less expensive than supermarkets and there are so many interesting ingredients and wonderful fresh produce. Looking forward to trying your recipe as I usually use oyster sauce vs. hoisin sauce in stir-fry noodles (except for Ja Jiang Mien). Love all types of Asian noodles, so I know my family will enjoy this! Thanks!

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36 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts July 27, 2013 at 11:57 am

Dara,
My son plays sled hockey about ah hour away, conveniently right down the road from a Costco and an Asian market, so throughout hockey season I “kill” time shopping.

I can’t wait for sled hockey season to start!

My kids love all sorts of Asian noodle dishes, and I like how I can stuff a wide variety of veggies into the meal.

Thanks!

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37 Ashley@BakerbyNature July 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I really need to visit an Asian market soon! This meal looks incredible!

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38 Sue {munchkin munchies} July 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

This looks delicious, and so fresh! Sounds like I need to make a visit to the Asian market:)

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39 Nutmeg Nanny July 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I love chinese food :) I can’t wait to try this!

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40 Emily August 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Dara, I absolutely adore your recipes! I have to be careful which ones I make because whatever I make from your blog becomes an instant favorite and afterward it’s hard for me to make anything else! This was totally a case in point. Thank you thank you THANK YOU!

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