Yang Kee Noodle Firecracker Chicken
Dan Huckestein, co-owner of Yang Kee Noodle, says that you can buy the prepared
firecracker sauce bottled at the restaurant.
- 1 pound flat noodles, such as udon, fettuccine or lo mein
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup rice vermicelli, lightly crushed
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup red chili paste, such as sambal olek
- 2 teaspoons cooking sherry
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/4 cup grapeseed or safflower oil
- 1 pound chicken breast, sliced thin
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 1/3 cups onions, diced
- 1 1/3 cups water chestnuts, sliced
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Cook flat noodles according to package instructions. Strain noodles, and
- In deep fryer or large stockpot, heat oil to 425 degrees F.
- Break apart rice vermicelli into large pieces before cooking. Drop pieces
into in hot oil. They will instantly expand and puff up. Remove immediately,
and drain on paper towel.
- Place soy sauce, sugar, chili paste, sherry and sesame oil in saucepan,
and bring to simmer over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often. Turn
off heat, and reserve sauce.
- Heat grapeseed or safflower oil in wok or skillet over high heat. Add chicken,
and cook, stirring. When chicken is opaque and just beginning to brown (about
5 minutes), add broccoli, onions, water chestnuts and walnuts; stir to combine.
Add chicken broth, and sauté until vegetables are crisp-tender, another 5 minutes
or so. Add noodles and sauce, stirring well until all ingredients are hot.
- Garnish with fried rice vermicelli.
Yield: 4 servings
Per serving nutrition data: 1,400 calories, 55 grams fat, 65 grams protein,
160 grams carbohydrate, 14 grams fiber, 780 milligrams sodium
Source: Yang Kee Noodle, Louisville, Kentucky
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