Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sesame Noodles with Chicken & Asparagus

                  Alright, I promise not to continue numbering my Asian dishes! Just not yet, lol…..This makes #4 for me and I can’t be more proud! As you can see with the objective listed below, this was a requested dish. I have always been a tad apprehensive combining peanut butter with dinner items. I am somewhat of a creature of habit and since I eat peanut butter each morning with my English muffin, I definitely had some trouble agreeing to make this dish for dinner. But since I am an awesome wife;) and quite adventurous in my culinary creations, I got down to business for DINNER with my BREAKFAST jar of PB…….
                And……it was absolutely delicious. Sweet and spicy, bursting with textures and flavors is what this dinner equated to. Really, I am sold on peanut butter with dinner. Maybe not every night, but quite often if I have any say in it. Which, as the cook, I have every say in it! So this was another winner and I truly hope you can say the same soon too……
Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Asparagus
Serves: 2-3
Adapted from: Cooks Country
OBJ: TCW be able to fill her husband’s request for an Asian peanut dish

6 chicken tenders, cut into1 inch pieces
2 TBS vegetable oil, divided
½ lb linguini or spaghetti
2 C asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
3 TBS creamy peanut butter
3 TBS rice wine vinegar
2 TBS oyster sauce
1 tsp chili-garlic sauce
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 TBS sesame seeds
¼ C roasted and salted peanuts

1. Bring large pot of water up to a boil and cook pasta according to box directions, adding asparagus in with 3-4 minutes left for pasta to cook, drain and reserve about 1 C pasta water
2. Meanwhile, pat chicken pieces dry and heat 1 TBS oil over medium flame in a large skillet, sauté pan or wok. Add chicken and cook until done, about 5 minutes and no longer pink. Transfer to plate
3. Whisk peanut butter, vinegar, oyster sauce, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, 1 TBS oil in a small-medium bowl
4. Heat, over medium flame, the same pan as chicken was cooked in. Add drained asparagus and pasta, chicken, whisked combination, sesame seeds, peanuts and about ½  C reserved pasta water to pan and toss well to combine. (If still too thick, add more water)Continue tossing over heat for about 2 minutes for entire dish to come together and heat through
5. Serve and enjoy

1 comment:

  1. such a creative cook... never afraid to try new recipies... sounds yummy