Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Garlic-Ginger Chicken and Noodles with Satay Sauce

This Garlic-Ginger chicken recipe has been a favorite for a long time. The marinade adds rich but not overpowering flavor with a bit of spice, and the chicken is always tender. It is a versatile meat dish in that the chicken can be cut into thin strips and baked or cut into cubes, skewered, and grilled. We enjoy it all year long.

~Mix together until well combined:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon dried basil
6-8 cloves of garlic (to taste)
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

~Add and stir well:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced thinly or cubed depending on how you plan to cook it

~Marinade for 30 minutes at room temperature or 4-24 hours in the refrigerator.
~If baking the chicken, preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the chicken in a single layer on a large baking dish. Bake for 15-25 minutes, until golden brown and juices run clear.
~If grilling the chicken, skewer the cubes of chicken and grill over medium heat, turning as necessary until golden brown and cooked through.
~Serve and enjoy!

Oriental noodles and satay sauce are a more recent addition to my cooking repertoire. My favorite way to have these noodles with savory peanut sauce is paired with Garlic-ginger chicken and broccoli.

~Blend until it forms a smooth sauce (I use my stick blender for this, though a stand blender works too):
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

~Simmer over low heat, whisking frequently for about five minutes.

~Meanwhile, cook one 10-14 oz. package of oriental noodles as directed on the package. We have tried various varieties. Thick and thin rice noodles are good though sticky. Our favorite, though, is the oriental egg noodle type. I found them in the oriental section at my grocery store.

~Pour sauce over noodles, toss until well combined, and enjoy.


summer said...

hi christina!
another great one! oh my. i've been raiding your recipe files lately.. there are just too many i MUST try!

i wondered, would you mind if i share your marvelous marbled orange chocolate cake recipe over on my blog?! it is fabulous! and i will link back to you, of course. just let me know!

ps. thank you, as ever, for your encouraging comments. they always bring a smile!

Christina said...

I would be delighted for you to share that recipe. :D

SarahZ said...

Okay! We are all hungry here!
Going shopping tomorrow..an ALL day affair, requiring a 3 hr drive, one-way to Wal-Mart! But I digress!
The ingredients for this are on my list!!!!
Thank you for a beautiful appetite enhancer!!!!

Ben Power said...

mmm... I just ate dinner and I want some of this.

summer said...

thanks so much, christina!