Healthy Sesame Noodles and Ponzu Chicken RecipeThis delightfully quick and healthy Asian dinner packs a lot of flavor and nutrients into a quick and easy weeknight meal.  I’ve slightly modified and brought together two recipes from a couple of different sources: Chicken Sate with Ponzu Sauce from Cooking Light served with Lighter Sesame Noodles from an old publication of Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food (circa 2008). You can make the recipes as they appear in the originals, or you can go along with my version, which I think tastes better and is even easier to make.

 

 

Kitchen-Notebook-Healthy-Sesame-Noodle-Recipe-and-Ponzu-Chicken-flareWhen a recipe deems itself worthy of making again (and again), it gets printed and put into my beloved Kitchen Notebook (pictured left).  My Kitchen Notebook is a collection of recipes and old menus that were big hits with the family. They are on everything from recipe cards to printed 8.5 x 11″ sheets to torn out magazine pages – all compiled into one 3-ring binder.  I digress… more on the Kitchen Notebook later. Let’s get our Sesame Noodles and Ponzu Chicken cooking!

 
 

stainless steel strainer spoonIf you don’t already have a stainless steel handled strainer, I’m happy to recommend this affordable little tool from Amazon.  I rarely dump my pasta in a colander these days. Instead, I use this handled strainer to transfer my hot pasta directly from the water into the sauce.  The 7″ version tends to be a little difficult to get in and out of most pots, so I’d suggest going with the 5″ strainer spoon.  You can thank me for better tasting pasta later.  🙂