Ginger Chicken with Garlic Noodles

Components

  • Sticky Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken
  • Garlic Noodles

Directions

  • Marinate the chicken
  • Cook the noodles
  • Cook the chicken
  • Mix the two together
↓ This is a component-based recipe (fancy talk for making the dish in pieces, then assembling). ↓

Sticky Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 14 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1.75 lbs total) (or use cut up chicken breasts)
  • 12 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 green onions (optional garnish)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional garnish)

Steps

  • Mince the garlic
  • Grate the ginger using a fine holed cheese grater or box grater.
  • In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, some freshly cracked pepper (about 15 cranks of a pepper mill), and cooking oil.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a shallow dish or a gallon size zip lock bag.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and turn to coat.
  • Cover the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to a day (refrigerated).
  • When ready to cook the chicken, heat a large skillet over medium flame.
  • Once hot, add 12 Tbsp cooking oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add half of the chicken pieces and let cook until well browned on each side and cooked through.
  • Remove the cooked chicken to a clean plate, then repeat with the second batch.
  • Once all the chicken has been removed from the skillet, pour the leftover marinade into the skillet and allow it to come up to a boil.
  • Whisk the marinade as it boils to dissolve any browned bits from the skillet.
  • Let it continue to boil until it reduces to a thick glaze.
  • Turn the heat off, add the cooked chicken back to the skillet, and dredge it in the thick glaze.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Garlic Noodles

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. 12 lb. angel hair pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 12 bunch green onions
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce

Steps

  • Add the oyster sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil to a bowl and stir until combined.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles according to the package directions (boil for 7-10 minutes).
  • Drain the cooked noodles in a colander, then set aside.
  • While the pasta cooks, mince the garlic and slice the green onions.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Once the butter is melted and bubbly, add the garlic and onions (save a few for garnish) and sauté until they are soft and fragrant (1-2 minutes).
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Add the drained pasta and oyster sauce mixture to the skillet, and stir well to coat the pasta. If your pasta is stiff or sticky making it hard to stir, sprinkle a small amount of hot water over the pasta to loosen it up.
  • Garnish the pasta with any reserved sliced green onions, then serve.

Category: Dinner

Tags: AsianPasta