Sesame Chicken Noodles with Charlie

Kappa Sig South Seas 2013Hey blog. Meet Charlie. Charlie’s great.

Charlie is one of my good friends who constantly keeps me entertained while I’m at work by sending hilarious websites relating to food or corgis, sometimes even both. We’ve been trying to get together all semester to cook something fantastic and I finally had a free weekend (boo two jobs and grad school) and this delicious dish was born. Charlie also got to build his portfolio in efforts to become a professional hand model, so that’s exciting. Thanks for cooking with meeee! Repeat soon? KTHANKS.

I found this recipe on recipe.com (original name, right?) and I highly recommend this site if you’re looking for some fun ideas! They have great video tutorials too if that’s something you’re interested in.

I know this is another Asian dish, so I apologize in advance for those of you who want something different because Asian food is probably something I will never ever get tired of. Ever. Like really, I could eat it every day and probably be the happiest human on this Earth. Except there was this one time Parker and I got sushi three days in a row… Turns out you can have too much sushi…

Wow and they say my sister’s the one with ADD… Here’s the recipe, everyone!

Sesame Chicken Noodles: Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 cup  rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Asian garlic-chili sauce
  • 2 6 ounces refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips (I actually just bought a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shredded the chicken and that worked just as well!)
  • 12 ounces dried udon noodles or whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 medium yellow, red and/or orange sweet peppers, cut in bite-size strips
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  • In medium bowl stir together vinegar, green onions, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic-chili sauce. Add chicken; stir to coat. Set aside to allow flavors to meld.
  • Meanwhile, in large saucepan cook noodles in boiling water about 8 minutes until just tender. Drain noodles well and return to saucepan. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Add chicken mixture and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to bowls. Top each with pepper strips and cilantro. Makes 6 servings.

Y’all should definitely give this a try! Turns out Charlie and I got some mad cooking skills. And the recipe is only 391 calories per serving, so that’s good too! Very simple ingredients and took maybe 20 minutes. Good luck, and happy eating!

 

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