Funky Chicken with Sesame Noodles

I loved the chicken part of this recipe, though I did modify it a bit in the way I prepared it. I cubed the chicken and then marinated it. I put almost all of the marinade in the large skillet with the chicken and cooked it on high. The marinade kind of carmelized and made a nice sauce as it reduced.

The noodles were a bit strong for me. The sesame oil was a bit much and was a stronger flavor than I expected. The next time I make this I will drastically reduce the amount of sesame oil I use in the recipe. I also substitued Splenda for the sugar, which worked great.


Sesame Noodles
1 lb spaghettini (get the thinnest spaghetti you can find)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/3 cup sugar
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Funky Chicken
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts sesame oil, for sauteeing


First make the sesame noodes:
Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
In a jar, add the soy sauce, sesame oil and the sugar.
Shake until well blended and the sugar has dissolved.
Pour this over the pasta.
Toss with scallions and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Set aside while you marinate and then cook the chicken.

Funkying the chicken:
In a bowl mix the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, garlic, brown sugar and the ginger.
Make sure the sugar has pretty much dissolved.
Add the chicken, making sure it's all coated with the sauce.
Cover and stick in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Remove the chicken from the marinade, and toss out the marinade left at the bottom of the bowl.
Heat the sesame oil in a large non-stick pan.
Add the chicken in batches and saute for about 10 minutes, or until done, adding more sesame oil as needed.
Remove the chicken from the pan and let cool slightly.
Slice the chicken diagonally into thin strips.
Serve the chicken over the sesame noodles.

(recipe source - recipe zaar)


Stephanie ODea said...

I like the sound of this a lot!

Brenda Arce said...

mmmm! The funky chicken sounds delicious thanks for posting the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Did you sub Splenda in the chicken or only the noodles? This sounds good but I don't like to use sugar unless I have to. Thanks!