My husband loves Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta so I searched for a similar recipe online. This version is from Food.com. We crave every now and then for spicy Asian-style pasta so we’ve included it in our weekly/monthly meal routine. This is so easy to make and will only take about 15-30 minutes of your time in the kitchen.
I’ve learned that “Charlie Chan” is a fictional character and not a chef. The dish was named after him to represent the Oriental ingredients used.
250 grams spaghetti pasta
1 boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 pc onion, sliced
1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp char siu sauce (Lee Kum Kee)
1/2 tbsp chili garlic sauce (Lee Kum Kee)
2-3 tbsps oyster sauce
2-3 tbsps sugar
toasted peanuts, roughly chopped
- Cook pasta until al dente.
- In a pan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil.
- Add chicken strips and cook until brown.
- Mix sesame oil, char siu sauce, chili garlic sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar in a bowl.
- Add liquid mixture to chicken and simmer for a few minutes.
- Pour sauce into pasta.
We add more chili garlic sauce for some extra heat. We’ve also substituted shiitake with sliced button mushrooms. Pork strips can also be substituted for chicken strips.
We’ve tried chorizo once but we still prefer chicken breasts or chicken hotdogs.
Published: 2013-03-17 13:26:21