Saturday, May 1, 2010
P.F. Chang's Dan-Dan Noodles
P.F. Changs Dan-Dan Noodles
2 boneless, skinless Chicken breasts, cooked and minced (about 2 cups)
1- 6-ounce package chow mein noodles(they look kind of like ramen noodles-see pic of package below)
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped green onions, (green part only)
6 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce ( you can find this in the asian cooking section of the grocery store)
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/2 cucumber, julienned
1 can bean sprouts, drained and rinsed
1-I chop up the chicken in my cuisinart chopper till it almost looks like ground chicken. Then heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a frying pan, add chicken and saute until chicken is done. I sprinkle on a little salt and pepper while it's cooking. Or you can cook the chicken breasts, whole, in a little oil in skillet for 10 to 12 minutes, then cool and mince into little pieces with a sharp knife. Either way works.
2- Prepare noodles by bringing 8 to 10 cups water in a big pot to a boil, add the noodles and boil for 3 to 5 minutes, drain, place back in pot and toss with a little splash of sesame oil if you have it, if not regular vegetable oil is okay.
3. Make sauce by heating 2 more Tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat in a saucepan or wok. Add garlic and green onion and saute for just a few seconds, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the soy sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar and chili-garlic sauce. Combine the cornstarch and the water together, then add to the sauce mixture. Simmer sauce for about 2 minutes or until it thickens.
4. When the sauce is thick, add the chicken and simmer for 5 more minutes.
5. Pile cooked noodles onto a serving plate (or place an individual serving on a plate) Spoon chicken and sauce over the top of the noodles, then garnish with julienned cucumber on one side and bean sprouts on the other.
Enjoy! Serves 4 people