Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Teriyaki Noodle Bowls

This meal fit nicely into my August menu because it was so cheap to put together. It's that time of year when lots of neighbors are giving you garden produce, so I was able to throw lots of yummy veggies in there that didn't cost me a penny. There are so many variations on this meal, but it's just so darn delicious:) I'm going to give you 2 sets of cooking directions; one for grilled chicken, and one for cooking the chicken right in with the vegetables.

Husband Rating: 4 stars

2 chicken breasts

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. Teriyaki sauce

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup onions, sliced

2 carrots, slivered

1/4 cup green pepper, sliced

Your choice additional vegetables like: mushrooms, zucchini, squash or broccoli

2 pkgs. ramen noodles (use just the noodles, not the spice packet)

Grilled Chicken Directions:

Face it, grilled chicken tastes better. If you have the time and/or grill, do it. Marinate chicken at least 20 minutes (I did all day) in 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce. Grill until no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a pan over medium heat add drizzle of olive oil. Saute garlic, onions, carrot, green pepper and other veggies about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in 2 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce. Cook noodles according to package directions (microwave or boil on stove). Pour noodles into a bowl, top with veggies and chicken. Serve with additional teriyaki sauce if needed.

Here are my veggies cooking up in the skillet. Good looking right?

One Pan Chicken Directions:

Marinate chicken for at least 20 minutes in 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce. Slice chicken into long, thin strips. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil into a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, garlic, onions, carrots, green pepper and other veggies. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink and veggies are tender, about 7 minutes. Cook noodles according to package directions. Place noodles in a bowl and cover with teriyaki chicken and vegetables. Serve with additional teriyaki sauce if needed.

My husband didn't want to try it with ramen curly noodles, so I made a handful of angel hair for him. He liked it just fine. The second time I made this I made a bowl of minute rice for his, he liked that better. Above is the angel hair. Also, I made this recipe with pork chips sliced in to strips the other day, quite delicious as well.

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Chelsea@getyourcraptogether said...

I think I'm going to have to try this one!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This sounds like a fabulous recipe! Thanks so much for sharing :)


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