Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sesame Noodles and Asian Chicken

Tried this new recipe last week and tweaked a few things for us. It was so easy and super delicious! This is one of my new favorites. It's a little spicy for the little ones, but that is easily fixed by omitting the crushed red pepper. This would be a great dish to serve for a dinner party....maybe I should have one.

Asian Chicken
adapted from jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com

2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tsp Hoisin sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp ginger
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/3 cup hot water
5 chicken breasts, cut into long strips

Place peanut butter and 1/3 cup water in the microwave and heat for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and combined well.
Place all ingredients but the chicken into a 9x13 pan. Stir them around to incorporate. Place chicken in sauce, turning to coat. Cover the pan and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Grill the chicken for about 7 minutes over medium heat. Turn the chicken and cook until cooked through. Serve with sesame noodles.
(Could also put the chicken on skewers before placing in marinade. Make sure you soak your skewers for about 20 minutes before adding the chicken on them. This prevents them from burning on the grill.)
Serves 5

Sesame Noodles
adapted from jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com

4 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white sugar
3-4 green onions, chopped
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 (14-16 oz) pkg thin spaghetti noodles

Cook pasta according to pkg directions. While noodles are cooking, add all ingredients but the onions and sesame seeds into a large bowl. Stir until they are all mixed together. When the noodles are done cooking, drain all of the water. Immediately add the noodles to the sauce. Add the sesame seeds and stir everything together. Sprinkle with green onions and serve with Asian chicken. Delicious!
Serves 6-8

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