One of the things I like best about Pinterest is the inspiration that leads to the thought “Hey, I could do that.” Looking at all the pins tends to get my creatives juices flowing, so I’m starting a new series called “Friday Originals.” These are recipes or projects the I’ve come up with on my own and want to share with masses.
So here’s my first swing at an original recipe… and by original, I mean inspired by an assortment of other recipes. I came up with this when we had some of the Six Sisters’ Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken leftover. That stuff is delicious. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough for a full meal of it. Trying to figure out what to do with it, I stumbled upon The Pioneer Woman’s Simple Sesame Noodle recipe. With these two ideas in mind, I ventured into the kitchen and cooked up some Spicy Chicken & Edamame Noodles.
Let me know what you think!
Spicy Chicken & Edamame Noodles
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Servings: 4
- Spicy Peanut Sauce
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon Garlic, minced (about 3 cloves)
- 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Sesame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth)
- 1 cup Cooked Chicken, shredded (I recommend using this Asian Glazed Chicken recipe to prepare it, but any way will work)
- 1 cup Edamame, shelled
- 1 cup Carrots, sliced
- 2 Scallions, sliced (use both green and white parts)
- 1/2 cup Peanuts, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
- 10 oz. Thin Spaghetti Noodles (or any noodles you have on hand)
- In a small bowl, combine ingredients for Spicy Peanut Sauce. Stir all ingredients together until sugar and peanut butter dissolve. Set aside and let meld together at least 20 – 30 minutes.
- Prepare noodles as directed. Toss in edamame and carrots during the last minute to soften them up slightly. Drain water and place noodles, edamame & carrots in serving bowl.
- Add chicken to the noodles and stir well. Coat noodle mixture with Spicy Peanut Sauce. Start with using only half of the sauce and adjust according to your taste preferences.
- Top with scallions, peanuts and cilantro. Serve warm.