When I was a kid I absolutely loved Ramen noodles, only I called them "oodle noodles"; hence, the name of this dish. LOL This is a great way to use ramen noodles and yet still feel as if you're feeding your family something healthy. Plus it's simple and quick to fix. I always feel guilty about all the sodium and MSG that is in those Ramen noodles, so since you throw away the spice packet here, you don't even feel bad about that!
I created this stuff two days before payday when there was virtually nothing left in the house to eat except a pack of ramen noodles, a few boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and a hodgepodge of leftover veggies. Oddly enough it tasted great and everyone really liked it. Here's what I used:
- 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I think I used 2), cut into thin strips
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 tomato
- 1 10 oz can of mushrooms, drained
- 1/2 can of corn, drained
- soy sauce
- ramen noodles, cooked as package directs, spice packet discarded
Here's what I did:
- I fried up the chicken along with the carrot and pepper until the chicken was cooked through and the veggies tender.
- I added the tomato, mushrooms, and corn and fried it up a little until everything was heated through.
- I dumped in some soy sauce and pepper and threw the ramen noodles in, stiring it up and cooked a little longer while everything sort of absorbed the flavors of one another.
- Voila! Finished! Not only did it taste good but it's pretty too! ; )
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Recipes from 2008 can be found at the following links: