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With Chinese New Year upon us this Sunday, February 10th, my good friend and wonderful chef, Katie Chin of The Sweet and Sour Chronicles, offered up one of her scrumdiliumptious Asian recipes. She’s able to make her recipes simple enough for home cooks while still remaining authentic, yet unique at the same time!

Happy Chinese New Year!! It’s the Year of the Snake. Chinese New Year falls on February 10th and is a very special holiday as everything you eat on this day and everything you do determines how your entire year will unfold. Chinese people eat things like a egg rolls to symbolize prosperity (because they’re shaped like gold bars) or a whole steamed fish to symbolize abundance. I like to serve my family and friends these Long Life Noodles with Chicken on Chinese New Year because the noodles symbolize longevity. You should prepare these noodles without cutting them (don’t break the dried noodles before you boil them) as the longer the noodle, the longer the life! This recipe is a healthy one-pot meal loaded with tender chicken pieces and healthy veggies. My toddler twins always gobble it right up.

I hope you enjoy this dish with your family on Chinese New Year. It’s a day filled with laughter and good cheer. Get your whole family into the act and dress everyone in red for good luck. Other rituals include not sweeping on Chinese New Year day, so you don’t sweep out all your good luck and don’t scold your kids because only positive sentiments should come out of your mouth. My personal favorite is making sure you step into new shoes on Chinese New Year day so you start the year off on the right foot. Wishing you much happiness, prosperity and good health in the New Year! -Katie Chin, The Sweet and Sour Chronicles

Photo Credit_ Katie Chin

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Long Life Noodles with Chicken

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Author: Catherine McCord

Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces (1/2 box) spaghetti or linguine
  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 3/4 cup snow peas, blanched and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • greek yogurt
  • greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar

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    Nutrition

    Sodium: 1750mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Calories: 530kcal | Fat: 25g | Protein: 41g | Carbohydrates: 35g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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    3. Chinese New Year Facts: 20 Things To Know About The Lunar New Year - Huffington Post Canada says:

      […] 14. On day seven, farmers display their harvest and make a celebratory drink from seven types of vegetables. As day two is considered the birthday of dogs, day seven is the birthday of human beings, and long noodles (for longevity) and raw fish (for success) are eaten as part of the celebrations. Check out this recipe for long life noodles with chicken. […]

    4. Chinese New Year Facts: 20 Things To Know About The Lunar New Year | Christmas Celebration Ideas says:

      […] 14. On day seven, farmers display their harvest and make a celebratory drink from seven types of vegetables. As day two is considered the birthday of dogs, day seven is the birthday of human beings, and long noodles (for longevity) and raw fish (for success) are eaten as part of the celebrations. Check out this recipe for long life noodles with chicken. […]

    5. Who knew that spaghetti noodles would be tasty in an asian-inspired meal??!! Not me! This was delicious! I used tofu instead of chicken only because I didn’t have any chicken in the fridge. I also used strawberry jam instead of the oyster sauce. I don’t know why that is a suitable substitution, but it was/is! Thanks for yet another delicious meal!

    6. This looks and sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try it! I just got your book and absolutely LOVE it. Your site and book are a treasure trove to so many! Thank you so much for all the great recipes and ideas!

    7. This dinner was a hit! I used the strawberry jam in place of the oyster sauce as suggested and it was great.

    8. This was super yummy! The sauce was perfect – it coated the noodles without being too saucy. Thanks for a great recipe to celebrate the new year!

    9. Hi Diane – I would use more soy sauce in place of the oyster sauce. To blanch the snow peas, bring water to a boil in a sauce pan. Boil the snow peas for 1 minute and then place them immediately in ice water until chilled. Happy Cooking and Gung Hay Fat Choy! Katie

    10. looks good! How do you blanch the snow peas? And can you omit the oyster sauce from the sauce or is there a substitute?

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