Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sesame Chicken & Noodles

We really enjoyed this dish awhile back. I made quite a few changes to the original recipe & while we had it warm, I think I prefer this dish cold. It was amazing the next day!!!

As my mind's on Breaking Dawn, I can't help but think that if vampires could eat, they would really enjoy this straight out of the fridge after a little horizontal immortal mambo. Just sayin'. What I wish & get are two different things, no spoilers here. Anyway, ahem, here's the recipe.....

Picture from Google

Sesame Chicken & Noodles (adapted from Better Homes & Gardens)

1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup sliced scallions
2 tblsp honey
1 tblsp soy sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tblsp Asian garlic chili sauce
3/4 lb fresh chicken tenderloins
8 oz pkg whole wheat whole grain thin spaghetti
2 tblsp sesame oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 8oz pkg special blend mushrooms

In medium bowl stir together vinegar, scallions, honey, soy sauce, ginger & garlic-chili sauce. If you have pre-packaged chicken toss it into sauce & set aside to allow flavors to meld. If using fresh chicken, saute in pan with a little oil for a few minutes. Add red pepper & mushroom & saute for another few minutes. Add to sauce & set aside.

Meanwhile, prepare your noodles. When they're done, rinse with cold water if you are eating the dish cold. Toss with the sesame oil. Place on plate & then spoon chicken mixture on top.

My thoughts:

If you don't have garlic chili sauce, just add some garlic powder to the sauce. Also, original recipe called for 12 oz pkg of refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips but I don't like buying those pre-packaged goods because of the sodium.

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23 comments:

Bitsy said...

GOod grief, I had a long comment and then it disappeared... well, long comment made short, do you have any advice for cooking chicken thighs??

Deanna said...

I have been running so crazy this week getting ready for homecoming that I haven't been able to check blogs, but finding this recipe waiting for me was worth it! Yum!

Mo said...

Yummers! But dang if I didn't come by before I ate and now I am so very hungry. And I think you just gave away some of E and B's story I have yet to get to...

Rebeckah said...

I made almost this same exact recipe last week. CrAzY! I got my recipe from an old Taste of Home magazine. It was Yum-O! We ate ours cold!

Kiera said...

horizontal immortal mambo....oh Stephanie, you crack me up!

gingela5 said...

That looks good! Some foods are definitely better cold than hot--I agree one hudred percent!

sassy stephanie said...

That sounds yummmmy. My kids would prolly dig it too.

I'm still yes, still, trying to get through Eclipse. Slow going for me.

scargosun said...

Yummy, yummy! I made stir fry for the first time in AGES and it was awesome. I was thinking that I needed to add some more Asian dishes to my recipe index and this defintely fits the bill. Thanks!

Tam said...

Sounds GOOD to ME!!!!! YUM! Have a great Thursday!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i need to excuse myself for i must go and clean my monitor from the drool! this is one of our favs! but, i love the addition of scallions...never have done that b4

Lula! said...

YUM. Yes, please...I want some.

I voted YES on your poll!

Jen said...

Yum!
I would totally love a printable recipe option. That would be so cool.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love how you connect pasta to the Twilight series!

Maria said...

Looks good! I like the printable recipe idea. I wish I could figure that out:) But I will come and print recipes from your blog no matter what you decide to do!

Jaime said...

Oh my, I can't wait to try it. This sounds easy & delicious. Love the picture too, it makes my mouth water.

(I added you to my blog roll, I think I'm in love with your blog.)

Jenny said...

Looks fantastic! Can't wait to whip this recipe up soon! Do you know how to add a printable option for your recipes? I'd love to know how. I think it's a great option.

Pam said...

Nice recipe. It's good hot but I love cold Asian noodle salads too. I am glad the printable option worked for you!

Kacey Randolph said...

I'm starving. So I'm going to imagine eating this as a snack while I TRY to wait to meet the girls for girl's night. Pretty yummy. :o)

Melissa said...

Sounds yummy, now I just need to figure out how to make it gluten free.

How does one eat noodles with chopsticks...I can barely handle rice at this point.

Jennifer said...

I love sesame!!!

Ace C said...

Good stuff. Where have you been. You've been missing in action. Whenever I get pots I'm going to try some of your recipes.

Tabitha Blue said...

Mmmm, looks delish! Have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

OMG, another Twilight fan. I'm totally missing out on something HUGE for not reading. Kick me.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

That looks so good. I love Asian so this is right up my alley.