Chicken In Noodles/ Noodle Basket










Chicken In Noodles/ Noodle Basket is a delicious appetizer in which I have prepared marinated Chicken in chinese sauces and then served in a deep fried noodles basket. 
Chicken In Noodles/ Noodle Basket is a recipe to be served when you crave for something really different and tasty too . In fact the look of this appetizer is so eye appealing that you can serve to your guests too , trust me they will be pretty impressed as it not only looks impressive but is delicious and delectable too in terms of taste.







Chicken In Noodles/ Noodle Basket was first introduced to me 15-17 years back , when I was gazing a channel and there happened to show this kind of something innovative appetizer , I was so impressed that I jotted down the recipe . As I do not remember whose show it was neither did I write whose recipe it was , so it very difficult to share the name . But yes the technique of making the noodle basket , I learned from there and the rest chicken starter recipe is by me . Here is my Recipe of Chicken In Noodles/ Noodle Basket.









INGREDIENTS : 
  • 250 gms boneless chicken 
  • 8-10 cloves of finely chopped garlic 
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely chopped 
  • 1 -2 nos green chilly
  • 2 tbsp schezwan
  • 2-3 tbsp soya
  • 1 vingear
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp cornflour in 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tsp chilly sauce
  • 1 tsp green chilly sauce 
  • 1/2 cup Spring onions ( greens ) 
  •  1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped into cube shape 
  • 1/2 cup green Capsicum chopped into cube shape 
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper chopped into cube shape 
  • few florets of broccoli ( optional )
  • 1/8 tsp pepper powder 
  • spring onions ( bulbs ) chopped into two pieces 
  • oil / butter
  • 1/2 packet of hakka noodles 
INGREDIENTS FOR MARINATIONS : 
  • 2-3 soya sauce 
  • 1 tsp green chilly sauce 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder 
  • salt  
METHOD : 

  1. Clean , wash and chop chicken into thick pieces and marinate with the ingredients mentioned under " INGREDIENTS FOR MARINATION ' section for 1-2 hour .
  2. Boil adequate water with salt and add half packet of hakka noodles.
  3. Boil until al dente , drain the noodles and keep on strainer until you prepare the basket. ( basket recipe below )
  4. In a non stick pan or wok , drizzle little oil or 2 tbsp butter and saute chicken on high flame until the juice has dried up .
  5. Drain and transfer into a dish and keep aside .
  6. Now in the same wok or nonstick deep pan , add little oil if needed and add chopped ginger , green chilly and garlic .
  7. Fry for a minute or two , add onions ( bulbs ) and fry for a minute again . ( Recipe by Zulekha Arafat)
  8. Now add schezwan chutney , salt , pepper , vinegar , soya sauce , red chilly sauce , green chilly sauce , and sugar .
  9. In a small bowl , dilute cornflour in water and add to the gravy .
  10. Once the gravy starts to thickens , add chicken , broccoli and all 3 coloured bell peppers . Adjust the seasonings like salt and pepper and adjust the sauces too if needed . 
  11. Mix well and once the gravy thickens , turn of the gas.
  12. Transfer the chicken gravy to the noodles basket and serve hot. ( Recipe by Zulekha Arafat)


Note :
Increase or decrease the amount of green chilies , chilly sauces as per your preferences.

HOW TO MAKE NOODLES BASKET : 

  • Heat oil in deep pan , sprinkle some dry cornflour on the boiled noodles, now on a spider spoon skimmer ( the deep spoon by which we lift and drain fry items ) , place the noodles all over it upto the edges again sprinkle some cornflour on the noodles . (Recipe by Zulekha Arafat)
  • Now place another smaller spider spoon basket and place it carefully in the hot oil.
  • Initial few minutes keep pressing the above smaller spider spoon basket to get that basket ( deep katori shape ).
  • Fry until the noodles turn into light golden colour and is crisp.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper , try to loosen the edges of crisp basket carefully with the help of knife . (Recipe by Zulekha Arafat)







PREPARATION TIME : 20 Minutes.
COOKING TIME :30 -40 Minutes.
TOTAL TIME :50 -60 Minutes ( Extra time for marination )
SERVES : 2 persons.
LEVEL : Medium. 
CATEGORY : Snacks / Appetizers. 

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