Saturday, May 1, 2010

P.F. Chang's Dan-Dan Noodles

This is a recipe I got out of a new cookbook I ordered. Whenever we go to Salt Lake City we like to try new restaurants, we've eaten at P.F. Chang's a few times. Their food is yummy! But could be a bit expensive, so I love it when I can mimic restaurant food at home...I made this for dinner last night and it was way yummy. I tweaked it a bit..

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
**This is what the package of chow mein noodles looked like. Dont' get the crispy ones that come in a can.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Diane! I made PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps for dinner last night -- yummy! Love that place and wish I could mimick more of their recipes. Thanks for sharing your talents on your blog and at Church. You are so sweet to your BeeHives! They love you and appreciate you! Thanks for being so great! Corenna