Drunken Noodles with Chicken

Drunken Noodles with Chicken

Drunken noodles is a Chinese influenced dish and there are many versions of this dish. Contrary to its name, there is no alcohol in the dish. However in my version I have added a bit of tequila. One theory around the name of the dish is that the dish is so spicy, you need a cold beer to combat the heat.

But regardless of what the dish is called, it’s delicious. In my version I cut down the spiciness a bit by using less chiles but feel free to use as much as you can handle.

This dish is perfect for  a weeknight dinner because it’s so easy to make and you can have it ready in 30 minutes or less.

Drunken Noodles with Chicken

Drunken Noodles with Chicken
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Serves: 4
  • 1 package fresh rice noodles (I used chinese noodles)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 tbsp black soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chicken breast cut in small thin pieces (I used 1 breast from roasted chicken)
  • ½ green bell pepper, cut in thin long pieces
  • Thai Chiles to taste, chopped
  • Thai basil leaves, for garnish
  • 2 small tomatoes cut in wedges
  • green onions for garnish
  1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender, stirring frequently. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together black soy sauce, tequila, light soy sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar.
  3. In a large skillet melt the butter then add sesame oil. Add garlic and Thai chiles and saute for a few seconds. Add chicken, green bell pepper and the soy sauce mixture and cook for a couple minutes.
  4. Add noodles, tomatoes and toss to coat noodles. Transfer to a big bowl or plate and garnish with green onions, and basil. Serve warm.



  1. Shoop exhale says

    Hi, Miss Jo. After 2 months of vacation, I am definitely ready to try this one, looks delicious! Thanks and have a nice day!

      • Shoop exhale says

        Made this last night and had second and third helpings, goodness, really good. It’s a shame I am asian and don’t know how to make as nice as this. Thanks! Oh yes, the vacation was great but there’s no Internet connection that’s why I got lost contact with you, I really missed you, Miss Jo! Have a nice day!

  2. Scott says

    Made this at first without realising it served four so first mistake 😉
    Other than that, lovely and very fast to do.

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