How to Cook Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta the Easiest Way

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If there's one thing that i shall order in Yellowcab aside from its delectable pizzas, its the Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta! I need to have a box of it either for dine-in with my big pizza or for take home to enjoy it for a midnight snack. I just love the savory goodness of its sweet and spicy flavours and the peanuts that made it more mouth-watering and really scrumptious! 

While rolling on my newsfeed, I came across a post from a friend and got so engrossed with her recipe of this favorite pasta that i wanted to have it just that very moment. I've been wanting to recreate a recipe of it at home long time ago so I asked her to give me a copy of her recipe and she unselfishly shared it in my inbox. Happily, I cooked my pasta at home and was just so satisfied with the result. I shared my photo on Facebook and was surprised that a lot of friends also love the pasta just as much as I love it! So for them, i thought of sharing the recipe on this blog. Please note! 
Ingredients:

1 whole boneless chicken breast

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons sesame oil

1 piece onion

2 garlic cloves

1 1/4 tabalespoons char siu sauce (lee kum kee)

1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

9 tablespoons oyster sauce

1/8 cup sugar

4 tablespoons water

1/2 kg cooked pasta

peanuts (optional)

shitake mushroom (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1. Cut the boneless chicken breast into bite size or small bits. 
2. Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté garlic and onion until light brown.
3.Add in chicken bits and cook for 3-5 minutes until chicken is cooked through but not browned.
4. Add in mushrooms (if you have, because in my case I cannot find one in the market so I skipped that) and sauté for another minute.
5. Add the sesame oil, char siu sauce, chili garlic sauce and oysters sauce. Mix it well until the meat turns light brown. Finally, add sugar, water and the peanuts. 

(I used Lee Kum Kee for all the sauce including the sesame oil. I'm not in any way an endorser of the brand, but during grocery time, I had a hard time looking for the char siu sauce in the supermarket, then I stumbled across a section where Lee Kum Kee is set in a single rack showcasing all that I needed so I grabbed all of them in one pick. They are also available in small containers so I guess it's a good deal!)

6. After mixing the sauce in the pan, toss your cooked pasta. Mixed the sauce and the pasta well. 

(I used spaghetti noodles cooked according to its packing direction.)

7. Serve warm and enjoy!


I hope i can share more recipes in the future...






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