Ginger-Lemongrass Chicken with Cilantro Rice Noodles

The lemongrass-and-ginger rub is so quick and easy, you can enjoy exceptional Asian-style chicken almost any time. If you can't find rice noodles, substitute dried vermicelli or capellini.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • ¼ cup sliced lemongrass or 1/2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 6 cloves garlic

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lb. total)

  • 1 recipe Cilantro Rice Noodles *

  • Lime wedges (optional)

Cilantro Rice Noodles

  • 8 ounce rice noodles

  • ¼ cup bottled fish sauce

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • ¼ cup coarsely snipped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup peanuts


  1. For rub, in a food processor or blender combine green onions, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, lime juice, and oil. Cover; process to a thin paste. Rub paste onto chicken.

  2. Place chicken on the grill rack directly over medium heat; grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling.

  3. To serve, slice chicken. On 4 dinner plates, arrange chicken slices and Cilantro Rice noodles. If desired, serve with lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Cilantro Rice Noodles

  1. In a large saucepan, cook rice noodles in a large amount of boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or just until tender; drain. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and garlic; stir until brown sugar is dissolved. Add noodles, carrots, cilantro, and peanuts; toss gently to coat. Makes 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

541 Calories
13g Fat
65g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 540.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.5g 17%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Cholesterol 82.1mg 27%
Sodium 1669.7mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 64.8g 24%
Total Sugars 9.2g
Protein 38.8g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 661.2mg 14%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.