Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cashew Chicken with Fresh Chinese Noodles and Chow Mein Cookies

Sometimes it is nice to have a familiar meal that you know will come together in minutes. This is one of those. I have been cooking chicken breasts ahead of time and using the shredded meat in lunches and other dishes. It came in handy for this meal.

We have been eating Cashew Chicken for years and always just served it over rice, but then I noticed Fresh Chinese Noodles in the grocery store, by the wonton wrappers and tofu and thought it might be nice to try them for a change. Well, here is the confession- we won't be going back to rice. These noodles are perfect for this dish and many others (like Kung Pao Tofu).

I knew I was going to be using chow mein noodles and happened upon these cute little cookies over at Taste and Tell and thought they would go perfect with this meal.

They were sweet but also a little salty and I made them too big, so I ended up breaking most of them in half. I also melted the marshmallows into the pb/butterscotch mixture to mellow the flavor of the butterscotch chips. Yum- I am sure they will find themselves into someone's lunchbox too!

Cashew Chicken with Fresh Chinese Noodles adapted from The Black Cookbook
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 Tbls oil
1 can Healthy Request condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded chicken
2 cups chow mein noodles
1 cup salted cashews

1. Saute celery, onion, and green pepper in oil until soft. Mix soup with milk and stir into celery mixture along with chicken, 1 1/2 cups of the noodles, and cashews.
2. Pour into a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining chow mein noodles and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve over fresh chinese noodles or rice.

Chow Mein Cookies found on Taste and Tell who adapted from Goodman's Galloping Gourmet
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 10 oz. bag butterscotch chips
2 cups marshmallows
3 cups chow mein noodles

Melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips together either using a double boiler or microwaving on half power until melted together. Stir in marshmallows and noodles. Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper, and let sit until hardened.

Coming tomorrow- The premiere of the Cake Slice- Hot Cocoa Chiffon Cake!


The Blonde Duck said...

Yum yum yum! That's all I have to say!

Snooky doodle said...

yummy I love cashew chicken :-) You re really great at making dessets.

Jenny said...

Mmmm, I can always count on your blog for something fun and new. Your cookies look sinfully good! I would love to try this cashew chicken too. Another great post! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Emily said...

Wow! This cashew chicken is beautiful! It sounds delish too! Great Recipe! (I will have to try the noodles!)

Prudy said...

I almost considered writing cashews as one of my favorite foods today. It's for just this kind of reason. Your dinners and lunches and breakfasts and treats keep me craving food all day.

Alexa said...

It's so nice to have some reliable dishes in your repertoire. As much as I love trying new dishes, sometimes the best thing is something easy. This cashew chickens sounds yummy and so do the cookies.

Maria said...

what a delicious meal and fun cookies too!