Glazed sesame-chicken noodles with pak choi

Glazed sesame-chicken noodles with pak choi

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Dairy free
  • 20 minutes, plus 30 minutes' standing time
  • 20 minutes
  • Keermont Terrasse 2015


  • 1 free-range egg white
  • 1 T cornflour
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 1⁄4 t salt
  • 4 T peanut oil
  • 500 g free-range skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 x 100 g punnets Woolworths baby pak choi, coarsely sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 x 340 g packet Woolworths medium egg noodles
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for sprinkling
  • Soya sauce, for serving
  • For the glaze:
  • 1⁄2 cup orange juice
  • 1⁄2 cup Chinese barbeque sauce
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1⁄2 t fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 - 3 T sesame oil, plus extra for serving

Cooking Instructions

To velvet the chicken, whisk the egg white, cornflour, rice vinegar, salt and 1 T peanut oil until smooth. Add the chicken and mix well. Chill for 30 minutes, then drain.

Fill a wide pan or wok with water to a depth of 5 cm. Add 1 T peanut oil. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium then, using tongs, add the chicken pieces, one by one. Stir to prevent them from sticking. Simmer for barely a minute until the water returns to a simmer. Remove using a slotted spoon, then drain well.

To make the glaze, mix the orange juice, barbeque sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a pan. Simmer for a few minutes over a high heat, stirring, until reduced and syrupy. Add the chicken and heat through, then add the sesame oil.

Heat a wide pan or wok, then add the remaining peanut oil. Add the pak choi to the hot oil and stir-fry for a few minutes until bright and shiny. Add the stock and noodles and heat through. 5 Spoon the chicken over the noodles. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with soya sauce and sesame oil.

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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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