Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl with a Spicy Cucumber Salad

Happy Thursday my foodie friends! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their summer. I have a fun asian inspired recipe I’ll be sharing today. I created an Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl with a Spicy Cucumber Salad. This dish reminded me of takeout you would get at your favorite Asian restaurant. If you are looking for a healthier takeout option, then this dish is for you. The spicy crema I added to the top of the chicken really gives it that extra kick. The spicy cucumber salad is very refreshing. If you are a spicy food lover like myself, then you are definitely going to enjoy this dish. For those of you that don’t like spicy food, you can always omit the sriracha sauce.

Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl with a Spicy Cucumber Salad

Serves: 3

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts

Marinade for chicken

3-4 tablespoons Soy sauce (you can use a soy sauce alternative like coconut aminos if you prefer)

2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed through a garlic press

Spicy crema

2 tablespoons mayo

1 tablespoon sriracha sauce

Cucumber Salad

4 mini Persian cucumbers, sliced thin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Noodles

1 package rice noodles ( I used A Taste of Thai Rice Noodles linguine)

2 green bell peppers

1 shallot

2 Scallions (white part), chopped thinly (use the darker green part for garnish)

2 tablespoons soy sauce (or alternative soy sauce)

1 clove garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic crusher

1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

1 teaspoon pure sesame oil, plus extra for sautéing

Directions

To a bowl, add ingredients for marinade (soy sauce and garlic) stir marinade and set aside. Add chicken breasts to a ziplock bag and pour marinade in bag over chicken. Shake very well until chicken breasts are coated. If you have time, marinade chicken overnight. Don’t worry if you can’t marinade chicken overnight, you can just marinade for a few minutes in ziplock bag. **I cooked my chicken on the grill, but you can also sauté it in a pan or bake it in the oven. Make sure chicken is cooked throughly and no longer pink when done. Slice chicken breasts thinly when chicken is done cooking. Set aside until later. Prepare your spicy crema sauce. To a small bowl add mayo and sriracha sauce. Stir very well. **If you don’t like spicy sauces feel free to use your favorite Asian sauce on the chicken. To prepare the cucumber salad, slice mini cucumbers thinly and add to a bowl. Add vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and sugar. Stir until we’ll combined. Set cucumber salad aside until later. Lastly, prepare your rice noodles according to the package. Once the rice noodles are cooked add to a sauté pan with a little oil. To the pan, add white part of the scallions, garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add green peppers and shallots and sauté until softened. Add soy sauce, sriracha sauce, garlic and sesame oil. Stir until mixture is well combined and coated. To assemble bowl: add noodle mixture to the bottom of the bowl you are using, add sliced chicken on top of noodles. Drizzle spicy crema over chicken or your favorite Asian sauce if you are not using the spicy crema. Spoon spicy cucumber salad over noodles on the other side of chicken. Garnish bowl with green part of scallions and any extra spicy crema you may have. Enjoy!

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