7, Jun 2007
Chicken with Tomato Sauce and Noodles

I just wanted to make a simple sauce to stir-fry some chicken in, to serve over noodles.

1 large chicken breast (about 0.7lb), thinly sliced
1 large tomato, diced
1 packet somen noodles
olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, black peppercorns, coriander, fennel seeds, cajun spice powder

Grind up the peppercorns, coriander, fennel, and cajun powder to taste. Heat olive oil on high in a skillet. heat water to boiling for the noodles. add the tomato to the oil and saute in the oil for a couple of minutes. add about half the spice mixture. add the chicken and stir-fry until just cooked. if the sauce gets too dry, add a little vinegar and mix it around; don’t add too much liquid. add some more of the spice mixture just before done. meanwhile, cook the noodles and drain. add the chicken and sauce on top and toss.
a very simple and tasty sauce. I used the cajun spice blend because it was handy and sounded good, but if I were doing it again, I’d probably use basil or oregano, more pepper, and cayenne or red pepper flakes. it would also be good with onions, shallots, garlic, and/or mushrooms. vermicelli (I use a good multigrain thin spaghetti from ronzoni) probably makes a little more sense than somen, but either’s fine.