Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ramen Chicken Dinner

At 4:00 this afternoon, Kara turned to me and asked, "So, what are you making for dinner?" Since she had just been grocery shopping that afternoon, there were plenty of options to choose from; however, I was tired. Glancing behind her into the open pantry, I saw a case of chicken Ramen and was inspired. A quick Google search later and I found a recipe that turned out rather well. I took some liberties with the recipe I found here, and ended up with the following recipe. I thought it was rather tasty, and not bad for half an hour's work.

Ramen Chicken Dinner

Ingredients
3 packages (3 ounces each) chicken ramen noodles
2 1/2 c frozen peas and carrots
2 c frozen broccoli
1 1/2 c water

1 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips or cubes
2 Tbsp canola oil

1/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c canola oil
3 Ramen seasoning packs
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp chile powder

Directions
Set aside seasoning packet from the noodles. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the noodles, frozen vegetables, celery, peas and water. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until noodles and vegetables are tender, stirring once.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oil, contents of seasoning packets, sugar and chile powder. Set sauce aside.

Drizzle 2 Tbsp of oil into a frying pan placed over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook 5-10 minutes or until done. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add about 3 Tbsp sauce. When done, stir chicken into noodle mixture.

Pour remaining sauce over chicken mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high 45 seconds longer or until heated through.

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