20-Minute Sticky Basil Thai Noodles

A super quick and simple Thai-inspired noodles on your table in 20 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight dinner! Add some grilled chicken for extra protein!

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Sooo, what started as a love-hate (mainly hate) relationship between me and dinner time has made a miraculous turn around into a love love love relationship. The main reason I never really liked dinner is because I felt like pretty much all the dinner recipes I came across took over an hour to make. And for the dinner time rush, that just isn’t possible. BUT not anymore. Flavor packed, quick and easy/crockpot dinners are where its at. I feel like my whole life has been a lie. Who knew dinner could be so good and also so easy? I just wasn’t looking in the right places.

I have come up with soooo many quick and easy dinner recipes and I can’t wait to share them all with you.

On that note…. I recently set a goal for myself and for the recipes we share on LOH: I want to focus more on super simple/quick recipes, that anyone can/has time to make, while still tasting amazing. I know that the majority of our readers are probably working moms, who hardly have time to sit down, let alone spend all day in the kitchen. So… behold… a year (and possibly forever) of easy recipes coming to you live from the girls behind LOH. 😉

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That brings us to these noodles… they seriously taste like something you could order from a Thai restaurant, but they come together in about 7 minutes, and cook for about 10!

There are only 3 steps to the recipe: cook the noodles, add the noodles and sauce to a skillet and simmer until the sauce reduces, then serve and top with fresh basil, green onions, and roasted peanuts!

We normally use whole wheat noodles, but you could also use rice noodles, linguine, or even angel hair pasta.

The sauce is made of vegetable oil, sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce. The oil and soy sauce gives some serious flavor, and the honey gives the perfect amount of sweetness. Another thing the honey does is make the noodles sticky when it reduces… just like at a restaurant!

It’s like magic, I tell you.

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My family LOVES this for dinner with diced grilled chicken on top. The chicken soaks up all the yummy flavor and adds a little more protein to the pasta!

If you give this pasta a try, we’d love to know! Leave a comment or tag your picture #layersofhappinessblog on Instagram! When we see everyone enjoying out recipes it always makes our day. Enjoy!

20-Minute Sticky Basil Thai Noodles

A super quick and simple Thai-inspired noodles on your table in 20 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight dinner! Add some grilled chicken for extra protein!

Ingredients:

1 (14.5 ounce) box angel hair pasta, linguine, or whole wheat spaghetti
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sesame oil
6 Tablespoons honey
6 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 jalapeño, seeded and deveined, minced
1 clove minced garlic (or 1 teaspoon pre-minced garlic)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup basil, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped peanuts, roasted and salted
Grilled chicken for topping (optional but highly recommended!!)

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  3. Once pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet add the vegetable oil, jalapeño, and garlic and cook over medium heat until jalapeño is soft and translucent. Add the sauce and noodles to the skillet and stir to evenly distribute jalapeños and evenly coat noodles with sauce. Simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes until sauce has thicken and pasta is sticky. Top with green onions, basil, peanuts, and grilled chicken. Serve immediately!