Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables



Sesame Noodles

 Happy Thursday!!  What's your thoughts on having a cold salad for dinner?  Or do you like a hot dish for your evening meal? I was in the mood for something with an Asian flair and this recipe appealed to me with the fresh veggies and a creamy peanut sauce.  I was a bit worried that the DIY Guy wouldn't go for it but I'm happy to say that he was game and enjoyed it a lot!

Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes


Ingredients (4 servings)
    Sauce
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
    • 1/2 clove minced garlic
    • 3/4 teaspoon hot sauce
    • 2 tablespoons hot water
    Chicken and noodles
    • 8 oz. Chinese noodles or thin spaghetti
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
    • 14 oz. shredded cooked chicken
    • 1 red pepper cut into matchstick strips
    • 1 cup cucumber - peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced 1/4"
    • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
    • 2 thinly sliced scallions
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
    Instructions
    Sauce
    Place all ingredients (minus water) in a small processor and blend until smooth - add hot water with blade running and set aside
    Chicken and Veggies
    1. Boil noodles with the salt; drain and rinse in cold water twice and toss with sesame oil
    2. Combine chicken, red pepper, cucumber, carrot, scallions in a large bowl tossing to combine. Toss in noodles then sauce and mix gently. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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    I have a new trick I want to share with you on shredding chicken...  First, when a recipe calls for cooked chicken, I really prefer to bake my own.  After baking I used my fingers to shred it - time consuming and I would usually get bored and not do a good job!  Recently I had read, that if you have a mixer that has a paddle beater (i.e. as in a Kitchen Aid), to place the chicken in the bowl and turn the beater on low.  Sure enough the chicken was shredded in bite size pieces and only took about 4 minutes... whoa - impressive.  Now I'm not sure if it would work with regular twin beaters but you could give it a try.

    Hope you enjoy this recipe!

    Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Veggies | Cooking on the Front Burner

    9 comments:

    1. I adore sesame noodles! Will have to put this on my to-make list. Thanks for the recipe Deb!

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    2. Yum! I love the peanut butter in this dish Deb! Sounds very good and family friendly too!

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    3. Great tip, Deb! I am going to have to try that the next time I need to shred chicken! I love this dish. I can go hot or cold for dinner. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for! Pinning and sharing these on social media today!

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    4. Deb, what a great idea on shredding the chicken! I am SO trying that!!! This dish look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing today! Have a happy Saturday and fantastic weekend!

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    5. This will be on the menu this week.

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    6. This dish looks amazing, Deb! I love the fact you shredded the chicken in with all of the yummy ingredients. I'm glad you brought this to the Show Stopper Saturday party! Already pinned. (=

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    7. My husband loves everything cold. He'll eat soup out of the can or leftovers from the fridge without heating them up so no doubt he would love a cold salad for dinner! These noodles look awesome! I'm so making them! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever. Pinning now! See you on Saturday!

      ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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    8. The noodles look so yummy. I have been on a bit of an Asian kick lately, so I will love trying this out. Came here by way of the weekend re-treat! -christine

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