Chicken Noodle Sizzler

chicken noodle sizzler

There is an Indian restaurant here in Dubai called Little Hut that my family and I frequently go to whenever we crave for some good sizzlers. I always look forward to the smoke, the exciting sizzling sound, and the aroma that comes off the hot griddle while the staff brings it out from the kitchen and onto our table.

I tried to recreate a sizzling dish at home. This is my last recipe-post that was prepared in my old kitchen. It was a success: the food was delicious and the sizzling effects made me very happy. Once you learn how to create a sizzling dish, there are endless ways to experiment. You can make beef and mushroom, vegetable fajitas, cheesy pasta, kababs, chicken risotto, or chicken manchurian — all hot and sizzling!

This recipe is specially dedicated to my two lovely blogging sisters Khanum and Miss Maqsood. There’s a lot of work involved but the end result is totally worth it!

Marinate and fry the chicken:

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Marinate the chicken pieces in freshly-ground black pepper, red chili flakes, soy sauce, vinegar, and salt.

Prepare the batter by mixing egg, all purpose-flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and black pepper powder.

Dip all chicken pieces in the batter, mix well, and fry on low-medium heat for about 5 minutes or till done. Remove and keep aside. Make the sauce with bell peppers and cook the chicken in it (detailed recipe below).

 Boil the egg noodles as per packet instructions: 

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Cook the vegetables:

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Fry onion, garlic and ginger.
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Toss in the mushrooms, capsicum, and corn.
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Add carrots, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, and hot sauce.
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Add noodles and spring onions

Prepare and preheat the griddle:

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Preheat griddle by keeping it directly on the stovetop on high heat for 5-7 minutes.

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Chicken Noodle Sizzler
 
Sizzling chicken and peppery-garlicky noodles with crispy vegetables.
Author:
Recipe type: Noodles, Chicken, Sizzler
Cuisine: Chinese, Indo-Chinese
Ingredients
Marinade for the chicken:
  • 250 grams boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp freshly-gound black pepper
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
Coating Batter for the Chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly-ground black pepper
Rest of the Ingredients:
  • 250 grams egg noodles
  • 1 green/spring onion, chopped (separate white from green)
  • 4 tbsp garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • mushrooms, chopped (as much as you like)
  • carrots, grated (as much as you like)
  • baby corn, chopped (as much as you like)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • vinegar
  • oil
Instructions
Marinate & cook the chicken:
  1. Marinate the chicken in vinegar, soy sauce, salt (optional), red chili flakes, and pepper. Keep aside for at least 30 minutes (but preferably longer).
  2. Mix all ingredients of the batter in a bowl.
  3. Add the marinated chicken pieces into the bowl and mix well.
  4. Heat oil.
  5. Fry chicken pieces for about 5 minutes or until done. Remove from oil and keep aside.
Cook chicken in sauce:
  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Add white part of the green onion and garlic. Fry until garlic is light brown and fragrant.
  3. Add ½ of the capsicum and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add soy sauce, tomato ketchup and hot sauce.
  5. Add cornstarch dissolved in chicken broth or water. Cook for 2 minutes (or until thick)
  6. Add the fried chicken pieces and stir to coat well.
  7. Adjust seasoning. Set aside.
Boil the noodles:
  1. Boil water with ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp oil.
  2. Add noodles to boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes (or check packet for cooking instructions).
  3. Remove from heat before they get overcooked (noodles should have a little bite).
  4. Strain and leave noodles in a colander with a tsp of oil (to avoid noodles sticking).
Cook the vegetables:
  1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan.
  2. Fry garlic until light brown and fragrant.
  3. Add mushrooms, carrots, corn, and remaining capsicum. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add soy sauce, tomato ketchup, hot sauce, vinegar, and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the cooked noodles. Stir gently.
  6. Check seasoning and add salt accordingly.
  7. Sprinkle leaves of the spring onion.
Preparing the iron griddle:
  1. Remove cast iron griddle from its wooden base.
  2. Rub oil generously on both sides of the cast iron griddle.
  3. Preheat griddle by keeping it directly on the stovetop on high heat for 5-7 minutes.
Assembling the sizzler:
  1. Mix 4 tbsp oil and 4 tbsp vinegar in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Reheat chicken, if necessary.
  3. Reduce heat to low (the stove on which the griddle is on).
  4. Arrange a bed of noodles, covering the base of the griddle. Top with chicken pieces.
  5. Carefully place the hot griddle back on its wooden base.
  6. Spoon a tsp of the oil and vinegar miix on the cast iron griddle (for the sizzling effect).
  7. Serve immediately.

 

10 comments

  1. Oh, Dear Nadoo, The pictures are very crisp and sizzling just like your recipe. Thank you for the lovely dedication. I am very happy to be mentioned in your post. And do you know, one of my traveling wish includes, to cook in your kitchen and blog on it. I have already decided the name of that post,
    “Blogging Live from Nadia’s Kitchen in Dubai!” Haha!

    Ye dish dekh ke am hungry now. Would definitely try it iA.
    Khanum recently posted..Welcome to Besham & Meet Malala

    1. You are most welcome!

      Oh, that is such a wonderful idea! You are most welcome in my humble kitchen. You can tell me all the ingredients beforehand and I’ll have them ready for you, insha’Allah 🙂

  2. I learned a trick! thank you — so that’s oil and vinegar for sizzling effect. so noted. I have iron grill but never dared to use it — maybe too because it is very heavy to wash =)

    This looks sumptious Nadia. I wish my boys will enjoy noodles but currently I am the only one who has taken a liking for it.

    Hope you keep sharing more recipes. Thank you too for through you, I got to discover Khanum’s awesome travel and photography blog.
    Kero Pinkihan recently posted..Summer Staycation: Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa

    1. You are most welcome, Kero! You can make chicken or beef steak sizzler. I’m sure Little C will love the sizzling effect when you bring the dish on the table 🙂

      Yes, you and Khanum are my favourites. There’s this another awesome travel blogger named Liya – but she’s just too busy to update her blog.

  3. THIS. LOOKS. DELICIOUS!!
    Now I know where to go,whenever I crave for “Chinese Noodles”—–> Kitchen! 😀
    Thank you soo much for sharing the recipe and thanks a ton for the dedication. ( It feels so special to be mentioned on your blog, hahaha 😉 )
    I’ll try this very very soon inshaAllah , as soon as I can and will let you know how it turned out to be 😀 ( I hope rotiyou se ache banjaaaye mere -_- )
    Miss Maqsood recently posted..Anniversary special?

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