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One-Pot Asian Noodles with Chicken, Butternut Squash and Bok Choy

Author - Serena Wolf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yields: 5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon light sesame oil olive oil or coconut oil is also fine
  • ½ medium yellow onion minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash sliced into ¾-inch cubes
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces straight-cut rice noodles sometimes labeled pad Thai noodles
  • 6 ounces baby bok choy about 3 heads baby bok choy, sliced crosswise into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 scallions white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

For serving: (optional)

  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Chopped roasted peanuts or cashews
  • Lime wedges
  • Sriracha


  • Heat the oil in a medium Dutch oven or sauté pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent and the garlic is fragrant. Add the ginger and butternut squash and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the chicken broth, soy sauce, fish sauce, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half crosswise (this will help them cook faster) and add them to the pan. Cover the pan with a lid and cover for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the squash is just tender.
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred the meat with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the pan and add the rice noodles. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles have softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the scallions and bok choy and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the bok choy leaves have wilted and the stems are slightly softened. Taste the noodles and season with a little salt if needed.
  • Ladle the noodles and broth into bowls and serve garnished with chopped cilantro and peanuts, a drizzle of Sriracha if you love heat, and lime wedges.