Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sesame Noodles with Chicken

Take out food can be expensive and you just never know exactly what is in it.  This dinner can easily be made in about 30 minutes and pleases my whole family.  As much as I try to get my kiddos to eat all the veggies that my husband and I eat they sometimes just refuse.  The vegetables in this are large enough that even the pickiest eater can pick around them and since my kids like all things pasta this is still a winner!

  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon of Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of White Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
  • A couple handfuls of Pea Pods
  • About 10 Mushrooms (sliced)
  • A couple handfuls of Beansprouts
  • 1 box of Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of Garlic Chili Sauce (depending on how spicy you want it)
This recipe fed 4 adults and 2 kids

In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, canola oil, minced garlic, and garlic chili sauce.  Pour a little bit of the sauce in a large skillet, add chicken, and cook thoroughly.  Remove chicken from skillet and add pea pods.  I add a little bit of water to the skillet to help the veggies steam a bit.  When the pea pods have cooked for a couple of minutes add the bean sprouts, mushrooms, and about a tablespoon of the sauce.  Return the chicken to the skillet, add remainder of sauce, and heat throughout.  Last add in the cooked angel hair pasta and toss to coat with the sauce.