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Peruvian Stir-Fried Chicken and Noodles

4 Servings

40 minutes

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This salty-sweet chicken and noodle stir-fry is our take on tallarín saltado, a chifa staple. Born of Chinese migration to Peru in the late 19th century, chifa cuisine combines South American and East Asian flavors and ingredients. In this recipe, garlicky chicken and peppers are coated in a soy- and oyster sauce-based glaze, then tossed with thin, chewy noodles. Though traditionally made with wine vinegar, we love the fruity yet mellow acidity added by balsamic. A Fresno or jalapeño chili—our stand-in for Peru’s floral-hot ají amarillos—provides a touch of bright heat. Fragrant cilantro and tart lime complete the approachable dish, which tastes at once familiar and totally unique.




Don’t stir the chicken too soon after adding it to the skillet. Left undisturbed, it forms a fond, or browned bits that stick to the skillet. The dish’s flavor develops when the oyster sauce mixture deglazes that fond. After adding the pasta water, stir vigorously; this helps the sauce come together.

40 minutes


  • 8

    ounces spaghetti

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper


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Michael L.
December 7, 2023
Great and easy one
The flavor to effort ratio is huge! Easy to make and a crowd pleaser! I wouldn’t change a thing !
Carolyn B.
May 13, 2023
This is really great
I made the recipe just as written and it turned out wonderful. I didn't use a non-stick pan so the fond would be good. We will be eating this again.
Leslie B.
February 18, 2023
easy and delicious
This recipe was easy to make and used ingredients I had on hand. I used whole wheat pasta. Would love to make again.
Laurie C.
December 18, 2022
Fabu recipe
Absolutely delicious.
Andrea S.
November 21, 2022
Easy, tasty dish
This stir fry came together quickly and easily. Ingredients are simple and easy to find. Loved the brightness of the dish and the added spice from the jalapeño.