Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Teriyaki Chicken + Noodles

Josh requested this for dinner the other night and I searched for recipes without much luck. This dinner was pretty much created by me, though I took some ideas from the recipe I found here. I liked that it was simple and that the chicken was cooked on skewers.

Teriyaki Chicken + Noodles
makes 2 servings, measurements are approximate - add as much as you would want!

two 4 oz chicken breasts (enough for two people), cubed
about two cups broccoli, chopped
one carrot, peeled and chopped into matchsticks
sliced onion, about 1/4 cup
garlic, 2 small cloves
angel hair pasta (or whatever kind of noodles you would like) (enough for two servings)
sesame oil, about 4 T
Teriyaki sauce, about 4 T

  1. Marinate the chicken in about 2 T sesame oil and 2 T teriyaki sauce. Soak your skewers while you wait, preferably for 30 minutes or more. After at least 15 min of marinading, arrange the chicken on skewers and grill for about 5 minutes on each side.
  2. Boil water, cook pasta according to package directions. Add chopped broccoli when there is about 3 min of cooking time left.
  3. Add remaining sesame oil to skillet on medium high heat. Add onions and carrots and cook for a few minutes. Add minced garlic. Cook till veggies are soft, but not browned.
  4. Strain pasta and broccoli and add to skillet. Add remaining Teriyaki sauce and cook till heated through. Serve with additional sauce. 
I actually didn't use any salt or pepper for this; since purchased Teriyaki has lots of sodium anyway, I didn't find it necessary to add any extra. Also, I think adding some ginger would be a nice addition to the recipe. And I really enjoyed using the sesame oil - it's the first time I've used it - it gave the dish great flavor!


Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said... Best Blogger Tips

Yumeehhhh! This looks great. But my favorite part about this post is your cutting board. :) I would collect them if I could. hehe.

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Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic! And I was just wondering what to make for dinner!

Sarah Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks amazing. i am literally drooling right now. thank you for this post... cannot wait to try it.

Sienna said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks so good and healthy...need to try