I love noodles. Buttered noodles. Asian noodles. Noodles with a little sauce. Dried noodles. Noodles in soup. The truth? It would take a lot for a noodle to offend me.
So when I thought about making stir fry tonight I thought to myself, “Hey, that would be great over noodles!” A package of Thai noodles – linguine style – found their way into my shopping cart and onto the dinner table in no time.
I will warn you. This is not a recipe I found in a book authored by a famous chef and it doesn’t come from the latest Woman’s Day magazine or from Foodnetwork.com. Rather I tossed a little of that together with a little of this and much to my taste buds delight it worked!
Feel free to ad lib as I did. Start with less sauce and add more to taste.
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (One with a teriyaki marinade works well.)
1/2 a red bell pepper sliced thin
1/2 a green bell pepper sliced thin
1/2 of a white onion roughly chopped
1/2 cup of fresh green beans (cleaned with ends cut off)
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsp of prepared Sesame Garlic sauce (use your favorite!)
2 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped water chestnuts
Start out by heating up a little oil and adding the sliced chicken breast. Cook this up until the chicken is no longer pink. Set aside.
Add more oil to the pan. When hot, add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add the onion, red pepper and green pepper. Saute until the onion and peppers are cooked to your liking. It took me about 10 to 12 minutes to get them to the point I liked. I even covered them for a bit to steam. (In the meantime, immerse your Thai noodles into hot water for 10 minutes. Use a tsp. of oil to coat the noodles so they don’t stick.)
Drain the noodles and set aside. Add the cooked chicken back to the pan with the vegetables. Add desired amount of noodles, water chestnuts and sauces. Stir until everything is coated and hot.
My husband Eric insisted on adding his own version of sauces but I don’t think he liked it as much as mine. He still looked adorable cooking over the stove. Love that man!
Transfer to a plate, garnish with Chow Mein noodles and enjoy!