Because not only did they taste amazing, they looked just delicious too! Seriously, so easy, so flavorful, a lovely deep S.
Super duper allergy friendly! Another lovely bonus.
A few weeks ago this idea popped into my head, I wanted a huge bowl of noodles, with a sweet and savory sesame sauce and chicken….and veggies and it had to be BIG. No whimpy portions for this mama!
I had some ideas, I googled around the net and came across this recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/simple-sesame-noodles/
This one, while I am quite sure is absolutely amazing as all things the Pioneer Woman does is, it was just not right for my THM lifestyle. So, I decided to play with her recipe and customize it for me! (Which works out for us!)
I wanted to make this a complete meal, so I added chicken and vegetables to round it out and it was very popular in my house. I have happy tummies over here. 🙂
Sweet and Savory Sesame Noodles – THM Satisfying Meal
1/4 cup coconut aminos or GF soy sauce
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1 Tablespoon Super Sweet Blend
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Cups Sliced Cabbage
1 Family Bag of Not Naughty Noodles
2 chicken breasts cooked and chopped
3 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
4 Green Onions sliced
Chili Flakes to taste
Mix Sauce ingredients together, from the aminos/soy sauce to the EVOO. Mix WELL
Cook and chop chicken breast. I only lightly seasoned mine with some salt. I wanted the flavors of the sauce to shine in this recipe. Set chicken aside. (I used the same pan to cook the chicken that I used to cook the rest of the meal, I like shortcuts!)
I added about 4 tablespoons of water to my hot pan from the chicken to deglaze a bit and I tossed my chopped cabbage in. I water sauteed it until it was just starting to soften. I then added in my well rinsed Not Naughty Noodles and stirred to combine. I then added in the chopped cooked chicken. Once combined I remixed then poured my sauce over everything and stirred until all was well coated and combined.
I plated the meal as is, then I topped with the sesame seeds, green onions and chili flakes. I was going to eat it with some fun chop sticks…but I got impatient and brought the fork out! It was SO GOOD!
This will be delicious hot or cold! I have enough left over from my lunch I will be packing this in my husbands lunch for tomorrow!
With Joy ~ Tina