So apparently JW does not like edamame. Who knew?
That said, this was a pretty good dish. I happen to love edamame, and JW and I both agreed that the flavor and texture of the onions and napa cabbage was fantastic. The chicken was amazing, and JW raved about it.
In the future, I will probably doctor the sauce a little bit to give it a more complex flavor – or I will just combine this recipe and our favorite Pork Lo Mein, since they really are pretty similar.
Many thanks to Culinary in the Desert for another delicious meal!
Chicken, Edamame and Noodle Stir-Fry (Original recipe here)
- 8 ounces linguine noodles (or fettucini)
- 2 boneless/skinless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into thin strips
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (we will add more next time)
- 1 pound napa cabbage, thinly sliced (we will add more next time)
- 2 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed and cooked (I used a microwavable cook-in-the-bag thing – and we will probably use less than 2 cups since JW was not thrilled about it)
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water – drain well.
While you wait for the pasta to cook, toss chicken with cornstarch and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper in a medium bowl.
In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high, Add chicken and cook until lightly golden and cooked through. Scoop out the chicken on to a plate – keep warm.
Pour remaining oil into the skillet. Stir in onion and garlic – cook, stirring frequently until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cabbage – cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 2-4 minutes. Stir in edamame, vinegar, soy sauce, chicken and noodles – season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until thoroughly heated through, about 5 minutes (I just mixed it all up and did not continue cooking – the noodles were still hot and warmed everything to a nice temperature)