On Pinterest I find myself drawn to many of the same blogs over and over for great recipes and this was no exception. This recipe comes from Budget Bytes – a blog after my own heart – awesome food, cheap ingredients! As usual I modified it to my tastes and what I had on hand but the majority of the recipe is from budjet bytes and I must say it was quite delicious, filling and something I will have again and again. Check your ethnic aisle at the grocery store for plain ramen noodles, if you can’t find them get the packets that you probably lived off of in college and just discard the flavor packet!
Chicken Yakisoba: Serves 4-6
1/2lbs Chicken Breast – Chopped
1/2 Head Cabbage – Sliced
1 Large Onion – Sliced
1 Bell Pepper – Sliced
2 Carrots – Shredded
1 Small Crown of Broccoli – Chopped
2″ Fresh Ginger – Grated (approx 2-3TB)
8oz Ramen Noodles
1/4C Soy Sauce
1/4C Worcestershire Sauce
1-1/2TB Sesame Oil
In a large heavy pot (or wok) place 1tsp of sesame oil over medium heat with the ginger, let that cook for a minute then add the chopped chicken and stir around to coat in the ginger. Let it cook until the chicken has cooked through and is no longer pink inside. Remove it to a bowl and set to the side. In the same pot add a tablespoon of the oil with all of the vegetables and give it a good toss – it will look like a TON of vegetables but do not worry it will cook down. Every few minutes give it a stir until the vegetables are cooked through to your desired of doneness (I like them to still have some crunch to them!)
While the vegetables are cooking bring a pot of salted water to a boil, drop the ramen noodles in and with a fork carefully stir them around to break them up. Cook for 2-3 minutes until al dente, drain, toss with the remaining oil and set to the side.
Mix the remaining ingredients together and once the veggies are done add the noodles to the pot, add the sauce and cook another minute or two to marry all the flavors together. Remove from the heat, cover for a few minutes then serve and enjoy while testing your chopstick skills!
WW: 11 Points Plus / serving @ 4 servings
7 Points Plus / serving @ 6 servings