2 teaspoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste) or chile paste with garlic
2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/2 cup matchstick-cut or grated carrot
1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
How to Make It
Place noodles in a large bowl. Cover with very hot tap water, and let stand 15 minutes.
While noodles soak, combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through sambal), stirring until sugar dissolves. Combine chicken and next 5 ingredients (through mint), tossing well.
Drain and rinse noodles with cold water; drain well, squeezing to remove excess water. Snip noodles several times with kitchen shears. Combine noodles and chicken mixture, tossing well to combine. Drizzle noodle mixture with vinegar mixture; toss well to coat. Top with peanuts.
This is ok but nothing to get excited about. The sauce didn't ring true to me. It was trying to be Asian/Thai-like but didn't make it. I won't make this again as I've got similar recipes that are a lot better.
This is a great recipe; the depth and variety of flavors is amazing. Unlike some other reviewers, I found I might like a little more heat.
One thing to know ahead of making this is that the directions will not yield the pretty dish pictured. In addition, I found it difficulty to incorporate all of the ingredients, because the noodles, even after snipping, tended to stick together. So, watch out, or you might end up with a noodle heavy or chicken/veggie heavy serving.
I love this recipe - but I serve it hot, not chilled. I throw everything in a skillet after preparing and saute for a few minutes and then serve. It is fine cold too, I just prefer it warm. Absolutely love the flavor - just as good as some dishes I've had in fancy Asian Bistros.
This recipe has great flavors. I made it as written except I subbed green onions for the shallots. The noodles weren't soft enough so next time I will use boiling water. This will be part of my regular rotation.
This recipe is so incredibly easy and tastes so good that it'll become a regular summer dish in my house. My husband likes the kick from the chile sauce and I love how fast it comes together. To make it even a little bit healthier I use poached chicken breasts instead of the rotisserie chicken (which also keeps me from wasting the leftover dark meat from a whole bird).
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