Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chicken and Thai Basil Noodle Bowls

I absolutely love Asian flavours and am often experimenting with new ideas for quick, easy, and healthy Asian inspired dinners.

This week my son has been home from school and I have been busy putting together meals that I knew he would like.

One of his favourite things is noodle bowls and so I put together my own version.

The sauce is easy and flavourful and sautees right into the noodles. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a casual weekend dinner.

Asian Noodle Bowl
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Prep/Marinate time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot Asian chili sauce
  • 1 clove mined garlic
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced on the diagnol
  • 3 medium button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • Vegetable or canola oil for stir frying
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil
  • 5 squares of  Rooster brand instant noodles (not ramen)
Directions
  1. Mix together the first seven ingredients and add the chicken. Let marinate for an hour or two.
  2. Stir fry the vegetables in 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil a hot wok until tender crisp and the mushrooms have begun to release their water. Remove to a bowl and sprinkle with the Thai basil.
  3. Heat another tbsp of oil and stir fry the chicken, reserving the extra marinade.
  4. Meanwhile, boil the instant noodles app 1-2 minutes until tender and drain. 
  5. When the chicken is cooked through, add the drained noodles, vegetables, and reserved marinade and continue to stir fry, tossing everything together, until everything is incoporated and cooked through. 
  6. Serve in bowls with chop sticks. Garnish each bowl with more Thai basil


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Author:

Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.

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    1 comment:

    1. LYNDS,

      WELL, THIS SOUNDS AWESOME, AND WELL DONE ON RAISING A CHILD WITH SUCH GOOD TASTE IN FOOD!

      KUDOS 2 U AS WELL, 4 THE BRAIN THAT NEVER STOPS CREATING NEW AND FABULOUS CUISINE OF ALL SORTS, MADE WITH LOVE AND FLAIR 2 APPEASE EVERYONE'S TASTE BUDS.

      U ROCK THE KITCHEN, KIDDO!

      TOWANDA, BABY!

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