This is a recipe for Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta. I had not heard of Yellow Cab and that is probably because I do not think there is one in the United States. The recipe looked very good though and I decided to give it a try. Like most Asian pasta dishes this recipe mixes Chow Mein noodles and chicken with a sweet and spicy sauce. If you do not want to use Chow Mein noodles, other types of pasta would work as well such as spaghetti or angel hair. The original recipe called for chair siu sauce but I did not have any luck finding it around here so I used hoisin sauce instead. This recipe goes great served with egg rolls. Enjoy.
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch chunks)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 small onion (sliced)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 ¼ tablespoons char siu sauce (or hoisin sauce)
¼ teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
9 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/8 cup sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 (8 ounce) packages chow mein noodles
½ cup peanuts
Step 1: Cook the chow mein noodles according to packaged directions. Set aside. Note: chow mein noodles cook fast so it would be best to try and time the cooking of the noodles with the chicken and sauce being cooked.
Step 2: In a medium bowl combine sesame oil, char sui sauce, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar, and water. Heat olive oil in a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and stir-fry for about a minute. Add the chicken and stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Add the sauce mixture to the pan and simmer until the chicken is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees). Stir in peanuts.
Step 3: Toss the chicken and sauce with the chow mein noodles.
(Makes 4 Servings)