Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Grilled Chicken & Asian Noodle Salad

This recipe is a new fave.  It really belongs to Kristi, who served it to us while we were there visiting last week.  Kristi really knows how to pick amazing recipes.  Cooking just really seems to come naturally to her.  Anyway!  She used this chicken recipe and combined it with this recipe to make a delicious & complete meal with an amazing mix of flavors.  I have made it twice since being home from Oregon.
Chicken

The directions for this versatile grilled chicken are in this previous posting.

Dressing

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of rice vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and set aside. 


Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 cup cilantro leaves (chopped)
1/2 cup basil leaves (chopped)
2 green onions (chopped)
1/2 red bell pepper (sliced into thin strips)
1/2 yellow bell pepper (sliced into thin strips)
1 cup carrots (shredded)
1/2 cup of toasted peanuts (optional)
1/2 pound noodles, cooked per instructions

Directions:

Prepare all the vegetables.  I happen to not like large chunks of certain vegetables, so I actually just threw all of the above, minus the noodles, into the food processor and pulsed about 8 times.  The sliced peppers do look prettier though. Cook your noodles according to instructions on package (not a moment over).  I used one box of fettuccini for this. Once the noodles have cooked rinse thorougly with cold water and drain. Once the noodles are completely cool, add the remaining ingredients. Mix the dressing again thoroughly then add to the noodles and vegetables. Stir until well combined and serve with sliced, grilled chicken or as a side to another entree. Serves 6.

4 comments:

Tawnie J said...

This was really good. I loved how small all the veggies were chopped up. I thought it had a sort of citrusy taste. John said that may have been because it is asian...maybe something in one of the ingredients?????

Scott / Lori said...

Wow that looks amazing. I can't wait to try this!

Karey said...

De-Li-Cious!! I had a small serving on Monday and want a heaping helping right now. So very tasty!

Jenny said...

I made this for Sunday for dinner. It was a hit all my kids
ate it. I doubled the recipe and we are still enjoying it. It is a great summer recipe.