Linguini chicken, broccoli and bell peppers in a light, sesame-ginger vinaigrette is a recipe that asks for a lot of ingredients, but well-worth the effort of going out to buy each one to make this tasty recipe. This recipe is found in Janet and Greta cookbook. Their cookbook is called “The Looneyspoons Collection” and it is worth a buy! It is one of Canada’s best sellers and one of my favorite! You can buy this cookbook at Cosco for only 10-15 dollars. What a deal! It is definitely worth the buy! They not only have great recipes (such as this one) but they also have some really unique tips. Buy it today!
I have made this recipe a few times, each time being a success! Check it out:
This recipe serves 4 adults (large servings).
-1 box of linguini or fettuccini (whole wheat)
-2 tsp of olive oil
-1 cup of chopped onions
-2 tsp of minced garlic
-1 cup of low-sodium of chicken broth
-1/4 cup of low-sodium soy sauce
-1/4 cup of ketchup
-3 tbsp of rice vinegar
-1 tbsp lemon juice
-1 tbsp of sesame oil
-1 tbsp of grated gingerroot
-2 tsp liquid honey or brown sugar *I used brown sugar
-1 tsp hot pepper sause *I used Frank’s hot sauce
-1/2 tsp of pepper
-2 tsp of cornstarch *I used flour
-2 cups of chopped cooked chicken
-1 1/2 cup of broccoli florets
-1 cup of thinly sliced red bell peppers
-1 cup of carrots (cut into julienne strips
-Prepare pasta according to directions.
-While pasta is cooking, prepare sauce. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook and stir until veggies begin to soften, about 4 mins. Add broth, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, gingerroot, honey or brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, pepper. Mix well and bring to a boil. Blend flour in mix (to thicken the sauce). Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and has thickened, about 1 min.
-Add cooked chicken, broccoli, red pepper, and carrots to sauce. Mix well. Cook 3-4 mins until veggies are tender. Mix sauce and pasta together. Serve hot! : )
These are all of the ingtedients for the sauce. The sauce has some “zip!” A bit spicy and a bit tangy.
Heat oil in pot.
Add onions and garlic. Cook until softened.
Add broth, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, gingerroot, brown sugar, hot sauce, pepper. Mix well.
Add flour – to thicken sauce.
All of the veggies cut up.
Add veggies to sauce.
Add chicken to sauce.
Mix all ingredients well.
These are the additional ingredients I decided to use as toppings for the pasta.
Voilà! Time to eat! Best served with a salad, fresh bread, and of course, a glass or red wine.
This recipe is from the Looney Spoons Cookbook:
Podleski, Janet & Greta. “Orient Express.” The LooneySpoons Collection. Kitchner: Ontario, 2012 Granet Publishing Inc. Print.