Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Simple Sesame Noodles W/Chicken & Snow Peas

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Simple Sesame Noodles W/Chicken & Snow Peas

 
The other night I was pretty tired so I wanted to make something easy peasy for dinner. I have been craving Asian food, but then I always am. I remembered this recipe over at someone's blog who needs no introduction....... The Pioneer Woman.

Everyone loves Ree, so I am sure this recipe for Simple Sesame Noodles isn't anything new, but it's new to me. The photos at her site were so mouthwatering that I had to make this noodle dish. The best thing about this recipe is that it's simple just like the title says.

Just toss the ingredients together and pour it over hot noodles. It doesn't get any easier than that. Besides eating these noodles plain you can jazz them up a bit and add chicken, shrimp, pork and vegetables. I added some stir fried chicken and snow peas to make it into a meal.

Believe me these noodles are great just served plain or along side grilled grilled chicken or beef. Next time I make Grilled Soy Honey Chicken I am serving these noodles. I really thought this recipe fell under the category of "chic" food, but I was wrong. My husband and daughter loved them.

I have included a few step by step photos, but these noodles really are a snap to toss together. Thanks Ree for another fabulous recipe!!!!

Start by boiling the noodles cook just until al dente. Whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil and canola oil together in a bowl and set aside. 

Taste and adjust the ingredients as needed. I cut down the sesame oil by one teaspoon, but it is your preference. While the noodles are cooking, saute the chicken.

I tossed the chicken in a bit of stir fry sauce before cooking, but you can leave it plain. When the chicken is cooked through add the snow peas and cook for an additional 3 - 5 minutes then turn off the heat. 


Drain the noodles and add the chicken and snow peas. Pour prepared sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions and toss again.

Enjoy!



Simple Sesame Noodles W/Chicken & Snow Peas


Ingredients:
12 - ounces, fluid thin noodles whole grain or thin spaghetti, cooked & drained
3 - boneless chicken breasts, cubed
1 - cup snow peas
1/4 - cup soy sauce
2 - tablespoon sugar
4 - cloves garlic, minced
2 - tablespoons rice vinegar
3 - tablespoons pure sesame oil
½ - teaspoons hot chili oil or chili garlic sauce
4 - tablespoons canola oil
2 - whole green onions, sliced thin

Directions:
Start the noodles in a pot of boiling water. Cook until al dente. 

While the noodles are cooking in a small bowl whisk together; soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil and canola oil together and set aside. 

Taste and adjust the ingredients as needed. I cut down the sesame oil by one teaspoon. While the noodles are cooking, saute the chicken pieces.

I tossed the chicken in a bit of stir fry sauce before cooking, but you can leave it plain. When the chicken is cooked through add the snow peas and cook for an additional 3 - 5 minutes. 

Drain the noodles and add to the chicken and snow peas. Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat. 

Sprinkle with green onions and toss again.

Cooks Note: I used chili garlic sauce in place of the hot chili oil. That's all I had on hand.




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10 comments:

Anonymous said... #

I am excited about this recipe. I don't like snow peas, but I think I'll try it with brocolli or asparagus. Thanks so much for all your great ideas!!!

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Broccoli and asparagus sounds really good. I don't think you could go wrong with anything you add.

Pea Sheller said... #

Delicious looking recipe! I'll have to fix it for me and my husband one night. He loves almost any sesame type dish.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... #

Ohh Tina, the flavors sound delicious, I want this for lunch!
Mary

Christina said... #

I can't wait to try these! I love Asian noodles. I never thought they'd be this easy. Thanks!

~nanashouse~ said... #

I'm going to make the sesame noodles and the honey soy grilled chicken this weekend :-)

Sheila said... #

Sesame Noodles were good and easy. Snow peas were ok, but next time I will try brocolli. Even hubby liked this dish and he's just usually is so so when it comes to Asian food.

Kelly said... #

opps! how much soy sauce? 1/4 c?

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

it's 1/4 cup Kelly. I just fixed it on the post and the printable version. TY for letting me know.

Always an Adventure said... #

made this tonight, substituting snow peas w/sugar snap. EVERYONE loved it! Well be on the favorite list. Might add water chestnuts next time.