Curry Noodles with Chicken Recipe
- 1 pound green beans
- 3/4 pound boned, skinned chicken breasts
- 8 ounces fresh fettuccine
- 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (nuoc mam or nam pla)
- Fresh basil or cilantro leaves (optional)
step 1: In a covered 5- to 6-quart nonstick pan over high heat, bring 2 1/2 to 3 quarts water to a boil.
step 2: Meanwhile, rinse green beans; trim and discard ends, then cut beans into 2- to 3-inch lengths. Rinse chicken and pat dry; thinly slice crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick strips.
step 3: Stir fettuccine and beans into boiling water; cook, uncovered, until pasta is barely tender to bite, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour into a colander, rinse with hot water, and drain.
step 4: Rinse pan and set over medium heat. Stir in 1/4 cup coconut milk and curry paste. Add chicken; stir until no longer pink in the center (cut to test), about 3 minutes. Add remaining coconut milk, 1/4 cup water, sugar, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon fish sauce; mix.
step 5: Add pasta and beans to pan; mix until noodles are hot, about 2 minutes. Add more fish sauce if desired. Pour into a wide bowl. Sprinkle with basil leaves.