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Pei Wei Asian Diner Thai Blazing Noodles
THAI BLAZING NOODLES
Pei Wei Asian Diner
6 ounces light soy sauce
3 ounces mushroom oyster sauce
2 ounces sriracha sauce
3 ounces ketchup
4 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 (12 oz.) packages refrigerated chow fun noodles
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup carrot, sliced
1/2 cup snap peas
1/3 cup green onion, top only
1/3 cup Thai basil
1 tablespoon cilantro leaf
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
To make the sauce: Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until evenly mixed. Reserve sauce.
Cut the chicken breast into 3/4 inch squares. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt & white pepper together. Place potato starch in a mixing bowl. Dredge chicken through egg wash then dust in potato starch. Shake chicken in a strainer to remove excess starch.
Heat 2 quarts of water in a large sauce pan. Once boiling, cook chicken for 3 to 4 minutes or until
cooked all the way through. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
In a flat bottom wok or a large saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil until smoking hot. Add
minced garlic and tomatoes & return the chicken to the sauce then saute for 5 to 10 seconds.
Add the noodles, snap peas and carrots. Add the Blazing Sauce and toss to coat noodles evenly. Simmer and toss until the sauce is 90% absorbed into the noodles.
Dish should not be dry or overly saucy. Add green scallion sticks, basil and cilantro. Toss well and pour into 4 bowls evenly.