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Thai Drunken Noodles

Thai Drunken Noodles are soft rice noodles cooked in a spicy flavorful thai soy sauce and bursting with fresh basil flavor.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 1/2 lb rice noodles
  • 3 tablespoon Grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
  • 2 red bell pepper deseeded, chopped
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs sliced

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon gluten free oyster sauce
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 tsp. Red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Read the directions on the rice noodles and soak them accordingly and then drain well.
  • Set to the side.
  • Turn Instant Pot on saute mode, add oil to pot
  • Add the red peppers and onions, and stir, cooking for 2 or 3 minutes
  • Add the garlic, and ginger, to the onion mixture and stir, cook for 2 or 3 minutes
  • Remove the onion mixture and set to the side.
  • Add the sliced chicken, stirring constantly, until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • Add the onion mixture back with the chicken and stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl add stir fry sauce ingredients and mix together.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and onion mixture, stir to combine.
  • Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing.
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When the time is up, quickly release the pressure.
  • Remove the lid carefully.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to saute’
  • Add the drained cooked rice noodles, sliced green onions, minced Thai
  • Basil, and cook for one to two more minutes until the noodles are coated in the sauce and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve right away.


You can use boneless skinless chicken breast instead of chicken thighs if you prefer those. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1687mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2490IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg