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"!!!!!