Sesame Chicken and Noodles

  • gkwillow 10 years ago
    Sesame Chicken And Noodles
    from elle

    This is seriously delicious! I started with leftover sliced chicken and it was finished in no time at all... The sauce seems a bit thin at first, but thickens up VERY quickly. I was glad I had reserved some of the pasta cooking liquid as elle recommends.

    I did add sesame oil to the sauce instead of sesame seeds, and just used them to sprinkle on top. I also used Thai chili sauce, so that added some garlic and ginger flavor and, in my opinion, made the peanutty sauce even more YUM.

    Thank you, elle!
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  • frankieanne 10 years ago said:
    That looks really delicious! Are you gonna rate it? :-P
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  • gkwillow 10 years ago said:
    I did. It didn't take? I'll check it out. Thanks for the comment, Frankieanne!
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  • gkwillow 10 years ago said:
    OK - all's well now. ;)
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  • mrpiggy 10 years ago said:
    GK, I think your pic looks great. That recipe sounds really good. I even have all but 1 of the ingredients on hand all the time. Thanks for the heads up.
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  • gkwillow 10 years ago said:
    A big thanks, mr p. I make a peanut sauce for noodles that's more flavor-intense, shall we say? This was still full of flavor but a bit milder, plus it includes meat & veggies. I think you'd enjoy it. Are we playing a version of "I spy with my little eye" ;) -------> the ingredient you don't have in your pantry is...sesame seed???
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  • mrpiggy 10 years ago said:
    Nope, green onions. That was a good guess, though. But I have tons of those.
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  • frankieanne 10 years ago said:
    Sesame oil as a substitute for seeds is such a great idea! I never buy sesame seeds but always just skip 'em if they are in the recipe. Seems people just sprinkle them on things.
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  • gkwillow 10 years ago said:
    I'd much rather use oil if I'm looking for sesame flavor - a little goes a long way! I guess if you took the time to toast the seeds they might increase in flavor, like toasted nuts. But I never seem to want to take the time to try that, so I don't know. :)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago said:
    Okay I do have all the ingredients for this so I think I'm gonna do it! I'm gonna have to add in some ginger and garlic though, it sounds like it needs it.

    P.S. That picture makes me drool ;0)
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  • gkwillow 10 years ago said:
    Well then get your napkin ready because I'm sure your version will taste as good as mine! I agree with you - it seems to me that the ginger and garlic are MANDATORY flavors in an asian sesame/peanutty dish. :)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago said:
    Wow, this was good! I actually forgot to add the garlic/ginger and I wanted too but it was great anyway! That cup and a half of green onions the recipe called for made me laugh! I didn't notice that before and for only 3/4 pound of meat that would have been an insane amount! I used about 1/4 cup, good thing I don't measure things like that out anyway, but I did notice! I cut the amount of peanut butter down some for personal preference. I ended up serving this over soba noodles cause I had some that needed to be used up. This tasted great and so glad I tried it! We loved it!
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  • gkwillow 10 years ago said:
    ------> I never even caught that green onion amount..I don't measure things like that either, so I guess I just saw "green onions" and put in what I wanted... maybe I should read the recipes better. :) Peanut oil? You mean peanut butter? Soba noodles would have been great-I used linguine because that was what I had to use up! Your pic on the recipe page is wonderful, as usual. ;)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago said:
    Lol I fixed it to say peanut butter. I wonder why I put oil? Thanks for the heads up on this delicious meal GK!
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  • gkwillow 10 years ago said:
    You're welcome, ML2C. Glad you enjoyed it! My history with GR only goes back a little over a year, so I'm glad when others feature recipes here that I otherwise would have missed... ------->heads up??? mr p whaddya have to say about that? ;)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago said:
    You catch me every time! I'm gonna start checking my work more often ;)
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