Used chicken breasts instead of thighs and the chicken was still moist and tender. Next time I would make extra glaze to add to the chicken before serving. Great easy dinner.
I made this and have to say my family and I were disappointed with the chicken portion of the recipe. The noodle salad is good, albeit, spicy - good recipe to work with in changing ingredients. I'm not sure what to write about our disappointment with the chicken other than to say we did not like the flavor of the sauce - everyone was consistent in their comments. I cook a fair amount of asian-inspired recipes, so it's not like we're unfamiliar with asian flavors. This just wasn't one of us.
Love this recipe! You can do it with boneless breasts as well, but it will come out a little drier; you might want to double the sauce and serve the doubled amount on the side. You can also use bone-in breasts or thighs, but the cooking time will take longer, so rather than toss the chicken with the sauce, wait until the last 8-10 minutes of cooking before slathering the sauce on the meat so it doesn't burn. Udon, soba or wheat linguine are all good choices, and you can eat the salad hot or cold. You can usually find bottled Szechuan sauce near the soy sauce. My son is allergic to peanuts so I use homemade cashew butter instead. It's a favorite!
Super easy, fast, and a pretty presentation. Oh yeah, really yummy too!
The chicken is delicious, though I didn't have fresh ginger and substituted dried ground. I also didn't have szechuan sauce, but used sweet garlic chili sauce and only half as much as called for. Plenty spicy. Also, I had some fresh asparagus, so I tossed that and the carrots into the pasta water with about three minutes left to cook, so they were nice and al dente. I will definitely make the chicken again, but not sure if family will love the noodles.
Phenomenal flavors and a cinch to make! Made it a few times as written but recently served it to a party of 20 and cut back on the Szechuan sauce this time which did help to reduce the heat. The sweetness of the chicken is a nice contrast to the spicy noodles.
So easy and so good. Will make again. I let chicken marinate for at least an hour and was so good and juicy.
I LOVE the chicken!! I could've eaten it all night. Even my super picky sister-in-law loved this chicken. YUM! I loved the barbeque flavor. In fact, I would eat this over traditional barbeque, and I probably will. Healthier and more tasty. I didn't do the noodles right- no szechuan sauce. I really want to try it correctly. I put some teriyaki instead and it was a little sweet. I wouldn't recommend that as a substitution. Even then, I loved the texture of the noodles and all the veggies, although I doubled my carrots to make it pack more nutritional punch.
Like others have mentioned, the noodles are pretty spicy. The chicken was perfection on our Traeger grill. Next time, I'll just cut back on the szechuan sauce. I actually added a couple of equal packets hoping the sweet would cut the heat a bit. It brought out the peanut butter flavor more but man...still HOT. Delicous and pretty easy meal all in all. Very pretty on the plate too.
This dish was quick and easy! It had great flavors. The noddles were spicy and I accidentally bought "spicy" Szechuan sauce!
I loved, loved, loved this chicken dish! The noodle salad had a nice spicy kick to it and I could have eaten the whole amount! I had some left over, and it was still delicious two days later served cold. I definitely will make this again.