Jenn’s weeknight ramen bowl
- 3 blocks of ramen noodles discard seasoning packet
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1/4 white onion sliced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced
- 1 cup fresh broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
- 1/4 cup Classic Stir Fry sauce *I use House of Tsang brand
- 3/4 pound boneless chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
- dry roasted peanuts as garnish
- sesame seeds as garnish
- Using one skillet – but cooking things in batches so I had minimal dishes!
- Add bite sized chicken breast into the skillet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and 1 tablespoon Classic stir fry sauce.
- Remove chicken from pan, and add chopped vegetables, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
- Fill the skillet half way with water and bring to a boil. Add ramen noodles only and cook for 3 minutes, drain and return to pan.
- Add the chicken & vegetables in with the noodles with the rest of the stir fry sauce. Stir to combine and heated through.
- Garnish with chopped peanuts and sesame seeds (optional)
My inspiration for tonight’s dinner:
Even though I’ve been cooking my whole life and I still go to Pinterest to get some ideas.
I searched Cooking for 2 to get ideas of smaller meal ideas – and this broccoli, chicken ramen bowl jumped out and I had the ingredients to make!
The ramen noodles themselves are similar in points and calories as regular pasta – 1 cup cooked ramen is 6 points (on blue) or 200 calories.
Throw out the seasoning packet and oil, that just adds way more sodium and fat, and you don’t want that.
My favorite stir fry sauce brand
My favorite line of stir fry sauces is called House of Tsang – check your local market – in the Chicago area you can find this brand at Jewel Foods, Target, Walmart, Meijer.
For this recipe I used their Classic Stir Fry sauce, but I also love their peanut, teriyaki, and Saigon sizzle flavors.
You will definitely see me put this recipe in my rotation, switching out chicken for shrimp, adding different veggies and stir fry sauces to switch it up a bit.
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