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Recipe | 'Chargrilled' - Vietnamese Noodles with Chicken by Francesca Fox

Recipe | 'Chargrilled' - Vietnamese Noodles with Chicken by Francesca Fox

Recipe by @piggieandporkie

This is called 'Chargrilled' because I accidentally overdid the skin a bit so I’m playing that off as chargrilled, rather than burnt 🙃.

I wanted something that tasted like a treat but was also healthy ish - this is literally me every meal so I don’t know why I bother stating it like it’s something new 😂.

This turned out delicious, we used rice noodles to make it gluten free & served up with pak choi, beansprouts & sticky green beans. I also added these @abakusfoods seaweed crisps which gave an extra crunch & also taste bloody amazing by themselves too. Very moreish. I received them in my monthly @snackfully_uk box which gets me through the day with delicious snacks 🤤👏


  • 2 x Chicken Thighs with Skin on
  • 1 x Head of Pak Choi
  • 1 x Pack of Gluten Free Rice Noodles
  • 1 x Pack of French Beans
  • 1 x Handful Fresh Bean Sprouts
  • Honey
  • Soy Sauce
  • 4 x Garlic Clove
  • Sweet Chilli sauce
  • Minced Fresh Ginger


  1. Start by mixing 2tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp minced ginger, 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce and 4 chopped garlic cloves.
  2. Coat chicken thighs (with skin on) in the sauce and leave to marinate.
  3. Add to a frying pan with oil on a high heat, skin down, for 6 mins or until seared and browned.4.
  4. Chuck in the oven for 15/20 minutes.
  5. When it looks almost cooked, remove and add another 1 tbsp of soy sauce and 2 tbsp of honey for extra caramelisation. Pop on the grill for a few minutes for that char grilled - not burnt effect 😉.
  6. Boil your noodles & french beans separately according to pack instructions.
  7. Chop pak choi of it’s white base and add to a pan with 2 crushed cloves of garlic and some minced ginger. Remove from pan.
  8. Chuck beansprouts in the same pan, stir fry for a few mins and then add in your drained noodles & pak choi to stir fry for a few mins.
  9. Serve with the chicken & top with chilli flakes, sesame seeds & extra soy sauce if need be.
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