Great. My only suggestion to people new to this one is if you are just so-so on the flavor of sesame, cut down the amount. It's pretty strong. I like it, but my SO was iffy. Chicken was a hit all around.
I used asian rice noodles instead of spaghettini for more of an authentic flavour. The chicken was moist and delicious, the noodles tasty (I did cut back on sesame oil.) Only issue was that it made a TON. Maybe it was the asian noodles? No way 1 lb of those only serves 4! I ate it for 3 days before I threw in the towel, but it was really, really good. I will definitely make again. I think this would be great for entertaining, because you could do so much advance and just whip up the chicken at the end-Yum!
My first time making this and I have to admit, we loved it. Even my two finicky kids liked it (5 and 3). I did the smaller amount of sesame oil (less than 1/4 cup), more scallions and a bit more soy sauce. The chicken was super but the noodles made the dish but we as a family love sesame/ginger/teriyaki tasting food.
At first I just wasn't going to rate this recipe because so many people like it but I did make it as directed so I will just share my thoughts. I followed the lead of others and halved the oil, but the noodles just still were too oily. My family all agreed we didn't really care for the taste either. The chicken did taste alright. But we all agreed the thing this dish needs is veggies. The oily sesame taste really was overpowering I am sorry Mirj I am a fan of yours, and of other recipes just not this one. But I will not rate it because I believe this is obviously a "love it or hate it" recipe. Thank you for sharing.
I don't know about this so I won't pick a star. Clearly I'm "odd woman out". I had to try it because of all the rave reviews. I followed the recipe exactly and just didn't think it was as great as all the other reviewers. I thought it was okay just not something I'd make again or get all excited about. We love asian and all the ingred. especially soy sauce but guess I was expecting more flavor than just soy sauce based on the reviews.
I have made this on 2 times now, both times we ate the noodles hot/warm I also used less then 1/4 cup of sesame oil on them. Everyone who I have made this for has enjoyed it except for my very picky husband who thought it was lacking flavor.
I doubled this recipe for a party and it was a great hit. I like that this recipe uses more sugar than most sesame noodle recipes as this recipe can taste very drab without it. I also left out the chicken as that's not what I was looking for but I will definitely make it with the chicken when I make it next.
Yummy!!!! [I even used the organic whole wheat noodles that usually taste "funny."
The sesame noodles are almost a staple in our house now! The chicken is good, but it is the noodles that earned it 5 stars