Asian Chicken and Rice with Vermicelli Noodles

Asian Chicken

Food blogging has widened my cooking knowledge so much and brought close so many different and delicious kitchens! I discovered dishes and ingredients so different than the ones I knew. I met so many different people sharing the same passion with me. It helped me recreate not only traditional dishes from other countries, but also enabled me mix different ingredients and various flavors to create unique food with bits and bites from totally opposite kitchens.

I learned to combine and create food that renders characteristics from kitchens all over the world. My experimentations in the kitchen made also my family appreciate the dishes of other cultures and be open to a whole new world of food. Through food we were all able to meet other cultures and become familiar with different flavors than the traditional Greek ones.

Asian Chicken

My son and husband, who were the recipients of all this investigation, learned to try and accept them all. Especially my son has come to appreciate so many versatile dishes that me in his age hadn’t even knew about. He has become an enthusiast and sometimes even asks for specific meals that are so much different than the classic Greek ones. For example, he loves Roquefort cheese and all the sauces made with it. He loves sushi, which is something not very easily accepted by a kid, and orders it every time he has the chance. He has his favorite dishes from the Mexican kitchen and he frequently asks for Asian food.

I think, the versatility that food offers, gives him the wider knowledge not only for the various kitchens around the world, but also a better knowledge of different civilizations. He learns to respect and appreciate the differences but also the similarities with his own and gives him a more openminded perception of cultural peculiarities.

In a world that is changing rapidly and not always in a good direction, being open and tolerant to different is something I really appreciate and this is what I try to emphasize. I always try at least during weekends to create new dishes and experiment our boundaries. Last weekend I thought of making something from the Asian kitchen and accompany it with a side dish from the Middle Eastern kitchen. This is how this chicken came up and the rice with fried vermicelli. The combination was delicious and both my husband and son kept asking for refills. There is nothing more pleasing for me than an empty pot.

Asian Chicken


5.0 from 2 reviews
Asian Chicken
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Asian
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 800 gr. / 28 oz. chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 6 white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cm / 0.7 in. fresh ginger
For the Sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ cup rice wine
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • Sesame oil
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a wok or a deep skillet add couple of tbsp. of sesame oil and sauté the chicken until is half done.
  2. Remove and keep warm
  3. In the same skillet pour couple more sesame oil and sauté all the vegetables, onion and garlic except the ginger.
  4. When they are soft and almost done pour all the ingredients for the sauce plus the sugar and mix.
  5. Let it cook for a minute or two in high heat adding the ginger grated and it’s done.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Rice with Vermicelli Noodles
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Side Dish
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Middle Eastern
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 6 tbsp. dried vermicelli noodles
  • 1 ½ cup boiling water
  • Salt
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a bowl add the rice and water to cover it and let it stay for 10 minutes.
  2. In a pot add the butter and in medium heat sauté the vermicelli until they become golden brown.
  3. Drain the rice and add it to the vermicelli and continue to sauté for one minute.
  4. Pour the water and add the salt, stir couple of times and turn the heat down to low.
  5. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes without stirring or opening the lid.
  6. Turn the heat off.
  7. Let it stay for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe from my friend and fellow blogger Faith Gorsky's book An Edible Mosaic

5.0 from 2 reviews
Ασιατικό Κοτόπουλο
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Κυρίως Πιάτο
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ασιατική
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 800 γρ. στήθος κοτόπουλο φιλέτο
  • 6 λευκά μανιτάρια, κομμένα σε φέτες
  • 1 κόκκινη πιπεριά, σε φέτες
  • 1 κίτρινη πιπεριά, σε φέτες
  • 1 μέτριο κρεμμύδι, σε φέτες
  • 2 σκελίδες σκόρδο, ψιλοκομμένο
  • 2 cm φρέσκο τζίντζερ
Για τη Σάλτσα
  • 1 φλ. ζωμό κοτόπουλου
  • 1 φλ. σάλτσα τεριγιάκι
  • ½ φλ. κρασί από ρύζι
  • 2 κ.σ. ζάχαρη
  • Σησαμέλαιο
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Σε ένα γουόκ ή σε βαθύ τηγάνι ρίχνουμε δυο κουταλιές σούπας σησαμέλαιο και σωτάρουμε το κοτόπουλο μέχρι να ψηθεί κατά το ήμισυ.
  2. Το βγάζουμε και το διατηρούμε ζεστό.
  3. Στο ίδιο τηγάνι ρίχνουμε λίγο σησαμέλαιο ακόμα και σωτάρουμε όλα τα λαχανικά, το κρεμμύδι και το σκόρδο εκτός από το τζίντζερ.
  4. Όταν μαλακώσουν ρίχνουμε όλα τα υλικά της σάλτσας, καθώς και τη ζάχαρη και ανακατεύουμε.
  5. Αφήνουμε να βράσει για ένα λεπτό ή δύο σε δυνατή φωτιά προσθέτοντας το τριμμένο τζίντζερ.
  6. Είναι έτοιμο.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Ρύζι με Καβουρδισμένο Φιδέ
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Συνοδευτικό
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Μέσης Ανατολής
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 φλ. ρύζι
  • 2 κ.σ. βούτυρο
  • 6 κ.σ. φιδέ
  • 1 ½ φλ. βραστό νερό
  • Αλάτι
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Σε ένα μπολ ρίχνουμε το ρύζι και το νερό να το καλύψει και το αφήνουμε να μείνει για 10 λεπτά.
  2. Σε μια κατσαρόλα βάζουμε το βούτυρο και σε μέτρια φωτιά σωτάρουμε το φιδέ, μέχρι να ροδίσει.
  3. Στραγγίζουμε το ρύζι και το προσθέτουμε στο φιδέ και συνεχίζουμε να σωτάρουμε για ένα λεπτό.
  4. Ρίχνουμε το νερό και προσθέτουμε το αλάτι, ανακατεύουμε λίγο και χαμηλώνουμε τη φωτιά σε χαμηλή.
  5. Μαγειρεύουμε για περίπου 10 με 12 λεπτά χωρίς ανακάτεμα και χωρίς να ανοίξουμε το καπάκι.
  6. Κατεβάζουμε από τη φωτιά.
  7. Αφήνουμε για 5 λεπτά και στη συνέχεια το αφρατεύουμε με ένα πιρούνι.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή από το βιβλίο της φίλης και blogger Faith Gorsky "An Edible Mosaic"


19 Responses to Asian Chicken and Rice with Vermicelli Noodles

  1. mjskitchen says:

    I normally leave ethnic food up to our local restaurants but Asian is the exception. We love rice bowls and noodles bowls as well as the flavors of the various sauces and seasoning. So thanks for introducing another great recipe for us to try. This looks right up our alley. “…being open and tolerant to different is something I really appreciate…” – same here!

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  3. Leigh says:

    This looks amazing! So pretty but still simple. Love it! Thanks for linking up at the Healthy Living Link Party!
    Blessings, Leigh

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  5. Miz Helen says:

    Your Chicken dish looks fantastic! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope you have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Beth says:

    My oldest daughter has always loved trying flavours of all kinds. My youngest daughter was picky for years, but is suddenly (at the age of 19) branching out and trying so many new things. I tried to serve my girls lots of flavours when they were growing up – sometimes it does pay off!

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  9. I’m adding this to my Bowl pinned page! Looks delicious. I love dishes that can be made in the wok!

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  11. Jennifer says:

    Nice story today. Your son has a discerning palate, too. Great dish…interesting combo.

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  13. I too enjoy mixing different cuisines. You rice and vermicelli sounds like a perfect accompaniment for your Asian chicken.

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  15. grace says:

    i’ve definitely come to appreciate other cuisines more since i’ve been blogging, and i would love this dish very much!

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  17. Susan says:

    Isn’t it wonderful when a child starts to become more adventurous in tasting food. A whole new world suddenly is appreciated :) You’ve taught him well, Katerina! I love stir fries and the noodles sound wonderful with it.

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  19. Sissi says:

    It’s amazing how much we learn and how much our horizons widen thanks to blogging friends! Before I met you I had absolutely no idea about Greek cuisine and now I can proudly produce several Greek dishes (or Greek-style, at least). I love your Asian take on this chicken dish and the combination with vermicelli noodles (which are completely new to me, by the way).

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  21. ola says:

    Congratulations! You brought up a gourmet! That is much more better than a kid who refuses to eat 90% of what you cook. I am still working on Alexander and I see kind of progres but veggies (except of broccoli, which is surprising)are still not neccessary eatable for him

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  23. I’ve learned so much reading food blogs! There’s a whole wide world of flavors out there, which is so much fun. And love anything Asian — and this dish looks particularly good. Rice and noodles? Neat idea! Thanks so much.

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  25. Kelly says:

    Hi Katerina,

    I’d love an invite to your Culinary Flavors of the World board if you would please send one.

    Many thanks!


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  27. Mimi says:

    Asian flavors are so wonderful. I’ve always encouraged young/novice cooks to learn how to make a simple stir fry. No recipe required. Pretty dish!

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  29. It is so fun eating around the world isn’t it?! Asian dishes are always my go to dishes as they are quick, easy and healthy.

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  31. Juliana says:

    I am impressed Katerina…your chicken dish looks awesome…and so tasty…I am glad that your son is open to all cuisines…
    Enjoy your week my dear :)

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  33. Έχουμε ένα κινέζικο εστιατόριο πολύ κοντά στο σπίτι μας και την εποχή προ κοριτσιών το επισκεπτόμασταν συχνά-πυκνά. Και τώρα βλέπω το πιάτο σου και σκέφτομαι πόσο πολύ μου αρέσει (και) η συγκεκριμένη κουζίνα και πόσο πολύ μου έχουν λείψει τα πιάτα της.
    Η πρόταση σου δείχνει πάρα πολύ νόστιμη Κατερίνα :)
    Σε φιλώ

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  35. Kate says:

    I agree whole heartedly. It’s wonderful to have a global kitchen.

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  37. Have never thought of combining vermicelli and rice together…interesting. Those chicken pcs look really tender and tasty.

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