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Chicken Vermicelli (Stir Fry Rice Noodles)

Learn how to make chicken vermicelli (also called rice noodles) stir fry Chinese style with this quick and easy recipe full of flavour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3 People
Calories 638 kcal


  • 200 g Vermicelli (7 oz)
  • 300 g Chicken Breast 2 Pieces (10½ oz)
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 3 Spring Onions
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 15 g Ginger Thumb-Sized
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil For Frying

Chicken Marinade

  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

Stir Fry Sauce


  • Boil the kettle and put the dried vermicelli in a large bowl or roasting tray. Soak the vermicelli in hot water for 5 to 8 minutes, drain the water out and set aside for later.
  • Cut your chicken breast into strips and place in a mixing bowl. Add the marinade ingredients: dark soy sauce, sesame oil and black pepper into the bowl and mix together until evenly distributed.
  • Make the Chinese stir fry sauce by adding dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and black pepper in a small mixing bowl and leave aside for later.
  • Heat a wok or frying pan on a medium to high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the sliced garlic, ginger, onions, red chillies and stir fry for up to 2 minutes or until the onions have softened.
  • Add the marinated chicken and stir fry for a further 2 minutes before adding the sliced carrots. Continue stir frying for a further 2 minutes or until chicken has fully cooked.
  • Add the rice noodles to the mixture and pour over the stir fry sauce made in step three, stir fry for a further 1 minute. Sprinkle spring onions and serve!



How Long Can You Keep Cooked Vermicelli

Place the cooked vermicelli in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. When reheating this dish, place in a microwave-safe container and loosely fit the lid and microwave until piping hot throughout.


Calories: 638kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 29gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 2991mgPotassium: 848mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 10488IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg
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