Honey Soy Chicken with Vermicelli Noodles and Beans


Serves 2


  • 1 chicken breast fillet or 2 thigh fillets per person, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 packet of vermicelli rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 125 ml / 4 fl oz of chicken stock
  • A big handful of green beans, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped finely
  • 1 small piece of ginger, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  1. In a bowl, place vermicelli noodles in cold water and leave for 10 minutes. 
  2. In a hot pan (or wok) heat oil with garlic and ginger for a minute and then add in chicken pieces. Panfry chicken pieces until all are golden brown. 
  3. Add soy sauces, honey and chicken stock, then let simmer for five minutes. 
  4. Drain the noodles leaving two tablespoons of the liquid, which you can add to the pan with the beans. 
  5. Toss the noodles and beans through until nicely coated (around 5 minutes), then serve. 

Note: This is an easy-to-prepare recipe, which tastes even better if you can marinate the chicken pieces overnight.

Nic Monteforte