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Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodle Stir Fry with Ground Chicken

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This quick and easy, Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken is made with ground chicken, ginger, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and sambal oelek – under 15 minutes!

Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken
Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodles with Chicken

If you want an easy way to get more veggies in your diet, I’m obsessed with these low-carb, gluten-free hearts of palm noodles. They’re so healthy – you’re pretty much eating a big bowl of veggies! And they’re much better than zucchini noodles because they’re not watery and have a similar texture to noodles. I used hearts of palm noodles in place of pasta in this peanut stir fry and loved it so much I created this spicy chicken version. I have already whipped up this dish for lunch a few times.

Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken

Hearts of Palm Health Benefits

Hearts of palm is a Non-starchy vegetable, obtained from the center of specific varieties of palm tree. It’s prized for its culinary versatility. Non-starchy vegetables provide fewer calories for a larger volume of food, promoting satiety and reducing overall food intake. It’s low-carb, low in calories and offers small amounts of several other nutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, and folate. It’s packed with important minerals like potassium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.

What do hearts of palm noodles taste like?

Hearts of palm noodles like Palmini pasta, or Trader Joes brand tastes like hearts of palm, but it’s not overpowering. They take on the flavor of whatever sauces you use to season them.

Should you rinse hearts of palm pasta?

I like to rinse the Palmini noodles before using them to neutralize the taste. Give them arinse in a colander and let drain.

Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Hearts of Palm Noodles: Many supermarkets, including Amazon, sell Palmini noodles.
  • Ground Chicken: Substitute ground turkey for chicken.
  • Garlic: Mince three cloves.
  • Ginger: I prefer fresh ginger, but dried would work if you don’t have fresh.
  • Sauce: Reduced-sodium soy sauce, hoisin, sambal oelek
  • Garnish: Scallions and sesame seeds

How to Cook Hearts of Palm Pasta

  1. Rinse the hearts of palm noodles and drain.
  2. Cook the chicken in a large skillet over high heat for five minutes. Push the meat to one side, add a teaspoon of sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and noodles, and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the three sauces and cook for two to three minutes. Top the stir fry with sesame seeds, scallions, and more sambal for extra heat. If you double the recipe and have leftovers, they’ll keep in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Noodle Stir Fry Variations:

  • Spiciness: Sriracha will work if you don’t have sambal. Or, if you don’t like spicy foods, omit it.
  • Noodles: If you can’t find Palmini pasta, substitute zoodles or cooked rice noodles.
  • Gluten-Free Stir Fry: Sub coconut aminos or tamari for soy sauce.
  • Vegetables: Add your favorite veggies, like bell pepper, edamame, or broccoli.

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Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodles with Chicken

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This quick and easy, Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken is made with ground chicken, ginger, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and sambal oelek – under 15 minutes!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 of recipe


  • 12 ounce package hearts of palm noodles, Palmini
  • 8 ounces ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce , or gluten-free soy sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek, or use sriracha
  • scallions and sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Rinse hearts of palm noodles under cold water in a colander and drain.
  • Cook chicken in a large skillet over high heat sprayed with oil 5 minutes, breaking up until browned and cooked through.
  • Push the meat to one side.
  • Reduce heat to medium, add 1 teaspoon of the oil, garlic, ginger and noodles, cook medium 1 to 2 minutes, to heat through.
  • Add soy sauce, hoisen, sambal and cook 2 to 3 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  • Stir everything together and transfer to two plates.
  • Top with sesame seeds, scallions and more sambal, if desired.

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Serving: 1 /2 of recipe, Calories: 275 kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.5 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 98 mg, Sodium: 1772 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 2.5 g


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53 comments on “Spicy Hearts of Palm Noodle Stir Fry with Ground Chicken”

  1. I doubled this for my lunch this week and loved it! I don’t know why I’ve never rinsed the noodles before, but this really helped neutralize the flavor. I found it a little salty, so I added in half a bag of broccoli slaw at the end and a tbl of peanut butter. (Obviously, that modified the nutrition count)

  2. We loved this recipe. I added some shredded carrots and wild mushrooms with the chicken. So delicious- thank you, Gina.

  3. We love this recipe! I added in a bag of cabbage slaw at the end for some more vegetable and it was great.

  4. This is a delicious and quick and easy recipe! I would like to see some more colorful veggies in it though – I added some chopped kale at the last minute but I think next time I would add shredded carrot, kale and possibly some red bell pepper. Thanks for sharing! I didn’t think to make a dish like this with Palmini!

  5. Made this recipe this evening and would give it 4 1/2 stars if I could. I don’t cook often with ingredients like hoisin or sambal but I really enjoyed it. On a side note, when my plate was 3/4 emptied, I thought of adding a few drops of pure maple syrup to balance the acidic taste and loved it! Worth the try if you already have it on hand.

  6. I made this last night and my husband said it was one of the best recipes I’ve made in a while! I couldn’t find Palmini at the store so I used lo mein noodles, but I think I was looking in the wrong spot. Next time I will try Palmini. I look forward to making it again.

  7. Wow! Spicy, quick and easy!!! Hubby never even realized these were not wheat noodles! We will be having this again and again! Your recipes never fail!

  8. This was completely delicious. I hadn’t tried the palmini noodles before and was amazed at how good they ate. The dinner felt like such a treat. So healthy and very easy . Proving once again Skinny taste is the best. Thanks Gina

  9. This was AMAZING!!! I did double the chicken, but that wast he only change. So flavorful!! And on WW IT WAS 3 points!!!!

  10. I loved this recipe and the hearts of palm noodles are amazing. I had no idea my grocery store carried it!!

  11. Super easy, flavorful and wonderful recipe that we highly recommend! My daughter suggested adding snow peas next time. Thank you for all the new recipes too! i have been a Gina/Skinnytaste fan from the beginning.

  12. This is a must try recipe! Was hesitant about the sambal oolek (didn’t know if it was real spicy) – it wasn’t and I will likely add more next time. Flavorful, easy to make, and definitely going in the rotation. Made in about 20 minutes and two of us split the whole recipe.

  13. Delicious! Tripled recipe for my family, used 1.67# ground turkey, and variety of noodles, including the palm heart noodles and glass noodles.

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    Jody Egelton

    Excellent dish. I’ll be adding to my regular list of meals. My husband added some peanut butter to his. That was excellent too.

  15. Made this last night, it is so tasty! I substituted sriracha and used a little less in case it was too spicy for me, but it was delicious! I will def make it again with the full amount, it adds such a good flavor to the sauce. First time trying hearts of palm noodles too and really enjoyed them.

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    Denise Langlois

    This recipe is awesome! I’ve shared it with my friends and I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.

  17. Oh wow! This is my new favorite easy, healthy dinner. My family loved it, and we all agreed it is the best use of palm noodles we have tried. For added veggies, I threw in a few handfuls of shredded cole slaw mix and some sliced mini peppers with the palm noodles. This is going to be on regular rotation in our house. Thank you so much for the delicious inspiration!

  18. Made this last week for me and my husband. We love ALL Asian foods and spicy things! Loved the crunch of the noodles so much that we went back and bought more just to keep stock in our fridge. We added extra chili paste to make it spicier and it was delicious. We will make it again for sure! Than you, Gina!

  19. Delicious.  Added the sesame seeds and scallions at the end and tried not to eat both servings for myself!

  20. I loved this recipe! I made it for dinner yesterday, and I’m already looking forward to having the other half for lunch today. It was so easy to make, and so delicious. The palmini noodles are perfect in this. Absolutely one of my favorite recipes from you, and I usually really like your recipes, so that is saying something, lol.

  21. This is absolutely amazing! I had the hearts of palm noodles in my cabinet and didn’t know what to do with them. Now I know. Delicious!

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    Brooke Rossen

    This was not a big hit in our house. The noodles are ok but do taste like vegetables much to my kids dismay. The recipe was very salty, I would use much less soy sauce next time. Overall ok flavor.

  23. Delicious and perfect for a weeknight meal!
    I served with steamed green beans and left the spice on the side for my kids. 

  24. Not sure if I did something wrong but the noodles are not soft, they’re pretty crunchy. I wanted to love this but it didn’t work for me. 

  25. Absolutely love this! Have made it twice in the last couple weeks. Second time was with Riced Hearts of Palm as that was all my Trader Joe’s had in stock and it turned out just as tasty. Also substituted Everything but the bagel seasoning instead of sesame seeds since that’s all I had on hand. Very yummy and have recommended this to so many people!

    Note-Adjusted ratios of Hearts of Palm(9oz due to box size) and ground chicken(1 lb due to size).

  26. We love your recipes & eat them just about every night. This was so incredibly delicious. It was a hit for everyone! The only thing I’d do differently next time is double the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing quick, healthy & amazing recipes. 

  27. Made this tonight with two zucchini and a cup of broccoli, fantastic! Next time I’ll up the heat with that many veggies. 

  28. Oh my heavens! This is delicious. Just made it tonight with an addition of gourmet mushroom blend and it was fantastic. Grilled some baby bok choy on the side and the family devoured it. Thank you for another stellar recipe!! 

  29. Ohhh!! Tasty!

    I must confess to these changes:
    Having no hoisin, I used teriyaki sauce.
    I added some steamed carrots and broccoli.
    I used the whole 16 oz of ground chicken.

    It comes together quickly,  With sriracha, it’s a spicy wonderful meal! Thank you! I’ll post a picture to the Facebook group.

  30. Loved this recipe. I had some extra ground chicken breast (from your skinnytaste italian meatballs) so used that vs just ground chicken and it was so quick and easy and delish. Used siracha since it’s what I had. Definitely will be making again!

  31. This was outstanding! Even my picky husband and daughter cleaned their plates. I could see adding more veggies based on what’s in the fridge. Lots of flexibility for a super simple and satisfying weeknight meal. 

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        Rachel Zucker

        This was so good! Love this easy and low carb option. More hearts of palm recipes, please!

      2. Gina – I’d love to see your take on lasagna using the Palmini Lasagna sheets.  

      3. Yessss!! In fact, I was just thinking of making something with garlic and shrimp—maybe add some spinach? But I’d LOVE more recipes from you!🥰

  32. I much prefer ground chicken over ground turkey andI am finding it harder and harder to find ground chicken, even though we live in a medium size city in California, but as soon as I do this will be on my menu. I sounds very good and I agree that hearts of palm are a great alternative to pasta. I thought I’d mention that I’ve found a way to keep zucchini from becoming watery.. I line a rimmed baking sheet with clean tea towels, or paper towels, and put the freshly cut zoodles on sheets. Do NOT salt them. Spread them out so there is lots of air circulation. I leave them to dry on the counter for the day and I toss them once in a while and change the towels as they get wet. The zoodles can go into a covered container or zip container and I lay a paper towel on top before closing. They will last for a week in the fridge. As long as the cooking method is not so long that the zoodles become limp they do not get watery.. I’m not sure this will work in a very humid climate., but it makes every zoodle recipe better.

    1. I also prefer ground chicken to turkey. I make my own by cutting up a chicken breast or two into large chunks and throwing them into my food processor. Just process it enough to chop it and not make it a paste. I like your suggestion for drying out the zoodles. I will have to try it.

  33. Whipped this up for dinner tonight and it was delish!  Super quick to make, which was a huge plus, too!