6/7/12

Quick Ramen Stir Fry

Easy and cheap dinner ideas

This yummy meal is not only super fast to throw together it's tasty and friendly on the budget!  Using vegetables you have on hand in your fridge and some left over cooked chicken (rotisserie from the store is great here, or use your Chicken Master Mix), along with a package of Top Ramen noodles, you can pull dinner together in about 15 minutes!

a big thanks to my cousin Donna for sharing this in our family cookbook!

Quick Ramen Stir Fry


Ingredients:











1 package of Top Ramen Noodles (any flavor)
1-2 cups chopped vegetables: (such as broccoli, carrots, onions, mushrooms, baby corns, peas, onions, shredded cabbage, etc)
1 - 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
Optional: seasonings such as ginger, five spice, teriyaki, etc. )

Instructions:


Cook Ramen noodles without using the flavor packets (set them aside till later)  according to package instructions, drain all liquid and set aside till later.

In skillet stir fry vegetables in a few tablespoons of oil (vegetable, sesame, peanut, etc) over medium heat stirring occasionally till vegetables are crisp tender (or desired level of tenderness).

 Stir in cooked noodles and cooked chicken.

Stir in flavor packets along with any optional  seasonings  that suit your own taste, such as ginger, Chinese five spice, or even a little teriyaki sauce. I mixed in a pouch of Simpy Asia's General Tso's Sauce (it wasn't terribly spicy)  and my family LOVED this dinner, making the following comments: " Can you make this a staple?" and "frickin' awesome"!

Serve with some cooked rice if desired.

Jan's Tips:Use as many packages of noodles as you think your family needs.  Use whatever veggies you have on hand. be creative. Consider a can of bean sprouts or baby corns from the asian food aisle of your store.  Consider using the reduced sodium noodles, to bump up the healthy a bit.  
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5 comments:

  1. We STILL have cooked teriyaki chicken left over from Tyson's baptism (in the freezer) and we're starting to get a little sick of it. I think I'm going to try this recipe and see if I can use up the rest of it- maybe if I revive it covered in noodles everyone will be a little bit more willing to finish it off! :-)

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    1. Kasey, I've never SEEN leftover teriyaki chicken before! But, I've got teenagers! That would be delicious in this recipe!

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  2. I do a similar recipe, only I omit the seasoning packets or only use half to cut down on sodium - whatever packets I don't use go into my spice cabinet for another use as they make an excellent broth for when you've run out of bullion or whatever

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    1. Kelley, I love the idea of using the seasoning packets for broth! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
      Jan

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