Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sesame Grilled Chicken with Peanut Noodles

Made this tonight for dinner - an absolute winner.
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (I used Tabasco)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I sliced these into cutlets)
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 lb Asian noodles*
Bring water to a boil & preheat your grill to high. Meanwhile, whisk garlic, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil in a small bowl. Take 1/4 cup of this mixture and toss it with the chicken. Add the peanut butter to the rest and whisk until smooth. Add the noodles to the boiling water, stir and cook until done. Drain and toss with peanut sauce, adding soy and hot sauce to taste. Grill the chicken, then slice and serve over the noodles.

Easy, quick and DAMN delicious. I reduced the hot sauce from 2 tsp to 1 tsp, but feel free to play around with it. I think next time I'm going to throw some sliced scallions on top when its finished, just for a little extra flavor.

*We have an Asian market near us, so I got dried Asian noodles that took literally like 2 minutes to cool. You can use thin spaghetti if you don't have access to Asian-style noodles. Maybe even soba or udon would be good.