Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chicken

Ok first off: I'm totally bummed cause I actually did last week's challenge with tomatillos but forgot to post my recipe. But, that's ok because it wasn't nearly as elaborate and awesome as the ones other people posted.

Second: I generally LOVE cabbage so I knew I wanted to do this week's challenge. However, I usually just boil cabbage and eat it with butter, salt, and pepper . . . YUMMY! So, this week I had to go outside my cabbage comfort box and get a recipe other than corned beef and hash! Ummmm, yeah. This sounded good, but it really wasn't that great.

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chicken:

1 pound spaghetti, whole wheat or plain
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Garlic
3 Tbls Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
Couple Dashes of Hot Sauce
2 Tbs Canola oil
2 Tbs Honey
1-2 Cups shredded or cubbed Chicken
1/2 Cup Pineapple
1/2 Cup Green Peppers
1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
1/2 Cup Shredded Cabbage
1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots
3 Tbs Toasted Sesame Seeds

- Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add a generous amount of salt and the pasta and cook to al dente.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat the chicken stock in a small saucepan. Once warm, add the ginger, garlic, peanut butter, Tamari, hot sauce, canola oil and honey and whisk to combine.
- In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, peppers, onions and pineapple, cabbage and carrots.
- Drain the pasta and add to the bowl. Pour sauce over noodles and toss to combine. Garnish with sesame seeds

** So here's the deal . . . the cabbage was raw so it tasted weird to me on soft noodles. I would have preferred that it was cooked. The onions were a weird flavor to add to the otherwise sweet/spicy dish. And, I did not toast my sesame seeds . . . sorry I am lazy! My husband despises Cabbage so I made this just for myself and Natalie (my almost 2 year old daughter).

All in all, it was ok if you have everthing on hand and need a quick meal. But, I would say "Make it when Desperate"!!!!!


Janelle said...

Go ahead and post your tomatillo recipe...just backdate it! Heck, don't even backdate it...just post it!

Jillian said...

I concur!

And that hubby of yours is one picky boy! And you can tell him I said that!