I made wonton noodles over the weekend and had a few bundles of egg noodles left in the fridge so I paired the noodles with some roasted chicken drumsticks for a complete new dish. The marinate sauce for the noodles is the same as what I’d do for the dry wonton noodles, simply by using oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce and fish sauce to get a sweet and salty combination. And of course if you like sesame oil, you can add a few dashes of it to the noodles for that extra fragrance.
Oven Roasted Chicken Noodles Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2)
4 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
2 heaped tbsp honey
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
dash of sesame oil
dash of white pepper
2 bundles fresh egg noodles
bok choy, blanched
Marinate for egg noodles per plate:
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sweet soy sauce
dash of fish sauce
1. Marinate chicken with honey, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and white pepper. Chill in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.
2. Preheat oven to 200 deg C at Grill with fan. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and lightly grease with olive oil.
3. Transfer the chicken to the baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping over mid-way, till golden brown. Reserve the juices in tray.
4. Put oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce and fish sauce onto two plates.
5. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the egg noodles, stirring & swirling it constantly for 30 seconds. Remove and run the noodles under cold tap water for 10 seconds. Return the noodles to the boiling water for another 20 seconds. Transfer onto the plates with sauces and toss the noodles thoroughly.
6. Transfer the chicken drumsticks on top of the noodles and drizzle the reserved chicken juices over them.
7. Serve with blanched bok choy.
I like my noodles to be springy instead of soft so the trick is to boil them, run under cold tap water and then return to the boiling water again as indicated in Step 5 above. This way the noodles will remain firm and chewy to the bite.
The chicken meat is tender and falls off the bone easily. If you like chicken skin, then keep the skin on and bake till the skin becomes all brown and crispy. Enjoy!