1 Suzie the Foodie: Asian Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Asian Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

Before I left for Toronto, I could not wait for awesome Asian-inspired dishes so I made one myself.

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

I got the cookbook Takeaway: Noodle Soups, Salads and Stir-fries by Les Huynh out of the library. My only regret? I only had time to make one dish from the cookbook before I had to return it!

The Marinade

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

In a bowl combine 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger, 1 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp oyster sauce, 3 tbsp rice wine (I used mirin), 1 tbsp canola oil and 2 finely chopped garlic cloves.

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

Cover 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts with the marinade and let sit in the fridge covered for a few hours.

The Dressing

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

In a bowl mix together 2 tbsp soy sauce (you can use light if you prefer), 1/2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp Chinese black vinegar (I used balsamic), 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp lime juice. Whisk together.

Putting it Together

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

I browned some sesame seeds in a saute pan over medium heat and cooked some Asian egg noodles.

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

I got my cast iron grill pan out and cooked the chicken for five minutes per side until cooked through.

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

Then I let it rest while I got the rest of the meal together.

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

I tossed the noodles into a too-small saute pan (use a larger one!) that I had used to cook some baby bok choy and snow peas. Then I covered it all with the dressing.

Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

I added the chicken and served it with some corn on the cob and dinner was ready. The hard part of this recipe is remembering to marinade the chicken but everything else, very easy! Of course I forgot to use the sesame seeds and next time I would double the dressing but...

This was a delicious dinner! Perfect for the summer. Very tangy, light and filling without a lot of time being spent in the kitchen. I did play with the recipe a lot to make it my own but I was seriously impressed with the flavours. So much so I have already put a hold on the book again so I can try more.

I give this recipe four out of four wooden spoons and a bonus thank you to the author for making chicken be less boring. :)


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, it does look good! I always marinate meat in a zip-lock bag because it is easier to turn and coat everything well that way than in a dish.

AvaDJ said...

The noodles look fabulous, going to have to see if I can find that book as well. Noodles are one dish that I know EVERYONE in the family will eat, no one ever says no to a big bowl of steaming deelish noodles.

Foodie Stuntman said...

Looks delicious.

Medeja said...

'Easy'is keyword for me! Easy and flavorful dish!