Quick Chinese Chicken & Cabbage Spaghetti

What comes to mind when you think of weeknight dinner? A casserole? Pot of stew? A quick pasta?

For us, it changes from season to season, but for now, it looks like this one-pot rice noodle dish with chicken and cabbage. It comes together in about 15 minutes, and it then scooped into bowls and passed around the table. Extra sriracha for Danny and me, please.

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Inspired from a dish in Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites, this Chinese Chicken & Cabbage Spaghetti has become a recent family favorite. I mean, who doesn’t love slurping noodles?

The boys are making slow progress with their chopsticks, but it makes for good entertainment around the table.

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Enjoy the dish in its simplicity, or bulk it up a little with extra additions such as broccoli florets, sesame seeds, or slivers of carrot.

Quick Chinese Chicken & Cabbage Spaghetti

Sometimes a big bowl of noodles is just the ticket and this family-friendly favourite combines vegetables, protein and noodles for a one-pot wonder. Adapted from Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favourites.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 569kcal
Author: Aimee


  • 1 package rice noodles (400g)
  • 3 Tablespoons Tamari soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil divided
  • 1 pound raw ground chicken
  • 1 pound Savoy cabbage shredded (or Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped white leek
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp grated garlic


  • Prepare noodles according to package directions. I soaked mine in very hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce: soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
  • Have all ingredients prepared before your begin cooking.
  • Heat a wok or a non-stick skillet over high heat and add the remaining sesame oil. Carefully add the ground chicken and cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes or until browned. Add the cabbage, leek, ginger and garlic all at once and stir fry over high heat for 2-3 minutes or until wilted and soft.
  • Add the noodles and the sauce and mix well until heated through. Serve hot.


Feel free to substitute actual spaghetti or your favorite noodle in this recipe. It is particularly great with egg noodles.


Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 40.3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.7mg


What is a weeknight meal you are enjoying these days?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. This looks like a delicious and healthy meal, Aimee! I would love it! Now, if only I could learn how to use those chopsticks!

  2. Great weeknight meal, Aimee! Love easy recipes that can be tweaked to utilize whatever ingredients you have on hand!

  3. I can not believe how good this looks to me right now!! I am definitely making this asap!

  4. Perfect weeknight meal! This looks awesome! Always love home-cooked chinese meals!

  5. I don’t think I tell you often enough just how much I love your recipes! I made your cabbage rolls for dinner again last night (family favorite!), and I still have a bunch of cabbage left over so now I have dinner again tonight – I think everyone is going to love these noodles! You’re the best!

  6. This looks delicious. Would love to try it, is it spicy?

  7. what a terrific weeknight meal – delicious and fast is perfect for us

  8. Ohhhh. My kids would love this pasta!

  9. Oh Amiee!! This looks like a perfect ‘my-husband’s-out-late-farming-again’ lady dinner. Can’t wait to stuff myself with cabbage + noodles. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity says

    We love a good stir fry. And, one with noodles definitely gets bonus points at our table. This looks delicious!

  11. This is just what I needed, I’ve been in a dinner rut and this recipe just saved me! Putting this on the menu for the coming week! Thanks Aimee!

  12. Fantastic weeknight meal – I love how quick and easy this is.

  13. It’s Chinese, it’s dairy free, and therefore irresistible. Very soon I will be making this! I can see it quickly becoming a mainstay.

  14. Aimée,
    Why have I never thought to do this before? My family would eat this UP! They love sautéed cabbage and Asian flavors and yakisoba, so this slight difference on things already familiar to them would go over very well.


  15. Looks delicious and I love meals that are quick and easy to prepare. Have you ever tried the trainer chopsticks? I picked up a couple of pairs at our local Asian supermarket for my boys.

  16. A great weeknight meal, healthy and yummy.

  17. Love the versatility of this recipe! On the to-try list!

  18. I was flipping through your blog last night looking for an old post I wanted to look at and saw this in passing and knew I had to come back and read it properly. This is totally my kind of meal – simplicity in a bowl with lots of flavour! I think I’d probably add a little hoisin and swap out the sriracha for sweet thai chili sauce (my preferred form of “zing”). Yum!

  19. This pasta sounds good and I am liking the Asian flavours in it!

  20. Nice and simple recipe. Looks good also.

  21. Wow, this is great. I never imagined using cabbage in a dish with noodles!

  22. I made this for dinner this weekend and it was really yummy! I used sweet potato noodles (glass noodles) and made some extra dressing to toss them in after boiling. Oh, and served up with lots of sriracha 😉

  23. Wow, this looks like it is bursting with flavor 🙂 definitely something my husband will enjoy!

  24. 5 stars
    Perfect combination of taste and health. I am sure kids would love it. As you said, egg noodles seems to be more yummy.
    Another healthy snack from my site http://cabbage.recipes/recipes/details/baked-vegetable-pasta-1

  25. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner. So delicious! I didn’t have enough sauce, however. I ended up making twice the amount of sauce to put on, but BOY was it good. I’m thinking maybe my cabbage was too large or something…

  26. Do you have any idea how many calories this dish is?

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