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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dan Dan Noodles (PF Chang Style)

Ok, to most of the world, this is a common flavor I am sure.  But to me and my sheltered taste buds, this was amazing!  I ventured out in making this because of our foreign exchange student from Vietnam.  I wanted to make something that might remind him of home and it was a good choice!  This was really easy to make and so worth it!  (This was the 2nd time I have made it, I forgot the beansprouts this time and missed them!)

Dan Dan Noodles (PF Chang Style)

source: By Galley Wench on May 04, 2009 www.food.com


    • 2 chicken breast fillets, skinless and boneless
    • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, plus more for cooking chicken
    • 1 (6 ounce) packages chow mein noodles ( or Chinese egg noodles)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 3/4 cup chicken broth
    • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek ( chile-garlic sauce to taste)
    • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup water


    • 1/2 cup bean sprouts, or
    • 1/2 cup peanuts


  1. Saute chicken breast in a skillet in a little oil for 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Allow to cool; then mince.
  3. Prepare the noodles following the directions on the package; typically boil for 3 to 5 minutes in 8 to 10 cups boiling water.

    NOT THIS KIND OF NOODLES!!  There are actually "chow mein" noodles that are dried and you boil.  Find them in the Asian section

  4. For Sauce:.
  5. In a wok heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat.
  6. Add garlic and green onion and saute for just a few seconds; careful that the garlic doesn't burn.
    (tip: keep ginger root frozen.  It grates up so nicely with a micro planer while frozen)
  7. Add soy sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar and chile-garlic sauce. Combine the cornstarch with ½ cup water and stir it into the sauce. Simmer sauce for about 2 minutes or until it thickens
(my pictures of these steps didn't take...camera issues!)
  1. Once thick, add the chicken and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  2. Place cooked noodles onto a serving plate.
  3. Spoon chicken and sauce over the top of the noodles.
  4. Garnish with bean sprouts or peanuts before serving.

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