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Chicken Stir Fried Noodles

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Recipe blogs are really difficult for me because typically I don't follow "recipes" per se, I just kinda throw things together that sound good. So I apologize in advance if this is confusing, just try to follow it the best you can and be sure to ask me any questions! *If I put an approximation, ie: 2-4, then this measurement is based on taste.

Chicken Stir Fried Noodles



In a large wok heat about a teaspoon of sesame oil. Add 4-6 chopped/minced cloves of garlic and saute a few minutes. Add 2 diced chicken breasts and cook until browned. Meanwhile in a large pot cook 1.5-2(I use 2, but I like it EXTRA vegetably) bags of various frozen stir fry vegetables (I use the deluxe and the broccoli stir fry veggies) as directed. Add 4-6 chopped green onions and a couple handfuls of bean sprouts (optional) to the chicken cooking. Drain cooked vegetables and set large pot of water to boil. Add about a tablespoon of oyster sauce to the chicken cooking... it's okay if there's a lot of broth gathered, that is the beginning of the sauce. Add various seasonings to chicken mixture... I put 2-4 tsp. of ginger, plenty of black pepper, lots of crushed red pepper (we love spicy), and about a tsp. of basil. Here's where it gets tricky... I wanted to give my stir fry a bit of a Thai twang to it this time around, so I added a couple tablespoons of Splenda and about half a bunch of cilantro leaves to the chicken cooking. If you're not a fan of Thai food, then omit. Add Asian chili sauce to taste and soy sauce to taste (I use Lite Soy Sauce to lessen the sodium). While all this is simmering, your pot of water should have boiled, turn off heat, add a package of rice noodles and cover with a lid for 10 minutes. Drain noodles thoroughly and add to chicken mixture. Squeeze a lime over the whole mess. At this point it's taste and go (hehe): taste and see what it tastes like. If it's too sweet, add some soy sauce and more lime. If it's too salty, just lime, add chili sauce until it's as spicy as you'd like. If it tastes just flat out bland, add more oyster sauce, soy sauce, lime and chili sauce, perhaps a bit more black pepper and ginger if you think necessary. Once you've found the perfect balance, plate and bon appetit!
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