Kiy Note: (2/22/2008): This recipe just didn't turn out like I was expecting. The noodles were better than the chicken, so I might make the noodles again. Just seemed to be a lot of fussing for the end result. Just my opinion, your mileage my vary!

Funky Chicken with Sesame Noodles

This has to be one of the most amazing chicken dishes I have ever made or eaten. It's really scary to watch people just attack this dish and practically inhale it in one breath. Brush up on your Heimlich Maneuver, people do get a little over-enthusiastic over this. Prep time includes marinating time.

Time to make 3½ hours (3 hours prep)

Sesame Noodles
1 lb spaghettini (get the thinnest spaghetti you can find)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup sesame oil (some reviewers have said that ½ cup of oil is too much and have halved the amount, so use your own judgment)
1/3 cup sugar (Kiy Note: I use Splenda with great success)
3 scallions, thinly sliced
¼ cup sesame seeds (or more)

Funky Chicken
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup teriyaki sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced (jarred works for me!)
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped (or ¼ teaspoon dried) (I do use fresh here, but you could use jarred)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
sesame oil, for sautéing

Sesame Noodles:
First make the sesame noodles: Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain (I also rinse).

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 sauté 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.

Stand back and watch your guests/children/loved ones inhale this dish.

Comments (1)

On March 10, 2008 at 8:04 AM , Stephe said...

OOOOH, I've just got to try this!!! Thanks. Stephe