Friday, April 26, 2013
Recipe: Toasted Sesame Chicken
Campbell's Skillet Sauce- Toasted Sesame with Garlic and Ginger.
1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 medium yellow onion
1 pound of chicken breast
Angel Hair/Thin Spaghetti noodles
Salt to taste
A quick word on the Skillet Sauce- at the store near my house, the one that is very expensive, these run $3.00. However, you can find a $0.75 off coupon here. Right now, the store in my area that doubles coupons is running triples, so I can get these for $.75. Keep an eye out for deals, to save yourself money.
Start your noodles as you normally would. Make however much you want for feeding the number of people in your family. I always tend to make too much.
Put the tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet and get that heating up.
Slice your chicken in to strips, then place them in the skillet. Cook them until they are mostly done, then remove them and set them aside.
Cut your yellow onion in half and slice some rounds. I made mine around a quarter of an inch thick. Cut these in half (or cut your onion in quarters, then do your slices. However you do this, do it!). Toss the onions in the pan and lightly caramelize them. You don't want your onions cooked to death at this stage, so err on the side of not cooked enough, rather than too done.
Toss your chicken back in the pan with the onions, then pour in your Skillet Sauce and mix it all up.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer and cover the pan for 5 minutes. I checked it once about halfway through to stir again.
Your noodles should be about done by now, so go ahead and drain them, then put them on your plate. Simply scoop some onions, chicken and sauce on to your bed of pasta, add a little salt to taste, and voila! A quick, cheap, easy meal!
This one is really customizable. Add in less chicken if you want, or more onion. Consider other veggies that you think will compliment the flavors in the sauce. This would also work very well with rice.