Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scallion-Chicken Noodles

Inspiration:
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Ingredients:
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 pound fresh Chinese noodles (or dry linguine)
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions:
  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the chicken thighs and bring back to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain the chicken and cut it into 1-inch pieces.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the noodles according to package directions until tender. Drain, shaking out the excess water.

  3. Wipe out the pot. Add the peanut oil and heat until shimmering. Add the scallions and ginger and cook over moderately low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the noodles and chicken along with the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat, tossing, until the noodles are coated and heated through, about 1 minute. Toss in the cilantro, transfer to bowls and serve.



Notes: Fast and easy! I didn't get a great photo, but I highly recommend this for a weeknight meal. I am sure it would be as tasty if you subbed pressed firm tofu for the chicken.

Tim's Rating: 9/10
Liz's Rating: 9/10

8 comments:

Dunc said...

Oh Yum! (not to be confused with the awful Yum-O)

Joelen said...

Looks delicious and I plan on trying it with tofu in the coming weeks!

bensbaby116 said...

This looks like a great quick meal with lots of good flavor. Thanks for posting!

KMAYS said...

This looks delicious! I'll probably try this with tofu during my vegetarian months.

Donna-FFW said...

Love the dish. These flavors are some of my favorites! Sounds like the perfect weeknght meal after a hectic day!

Maria said...

Great looking meal!! I love noodles!

Melanie said...

This looks like just the kind of meal I love - I could eat Asian-style noodles every night of the week. Thanks for the recipe!

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