September 16, 2016

Fabulous Friday Flavour: Broccoli and Shredded Chicken Fried Noodles

The kids needed their noodle fix! An easy way out was, for me to buy a bunch of instant noodles that can be made in mere minutes and that would be the easiest meal ever.

While we enjoy eating instant noodles (and mainly only those from Singapore), it’s something that we do only very occasionally.

With the kids, we tend to be a little bit more restrictive of them eating instant noodles for they are not the most nutritious of meals. We do, however, admit to indulging them every once in a while; but only eating a few spoonfuls and nothing more. 

Me being my mother, it’s hard to deny the kids’ request for certain food they want to eat. It’s just how my brains are wired with no room in my heart to say no to food request.

So a healthier version was made using only fresh ingredients mixed with chicken pieces that were boiled with bay leaf and ginger before being shredded :

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Boiled, shredded chicken
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BFresh ingredients (from top left): onion, ginger, candlenut, garlic 

 

A simple, home-made fried noodle dish that yes, would take a little longer to make and still using dried noodles, but that was  compensated with loads of other nutrients and healthier flavours.  

It’s got meat and greens seasoned with wholesome natural flavours. Best of all, this noodle was made with love. I’m taking this dip over to #FiestaFriday. Make sure you mosey over there as well. Enjoy!

Broccoli and Shredded Chicken Fried Noodles
Serves 4
A healthier version of fried noodles packed with wholesome, natural flavours.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 1 bay leaf
  3. Half an inch ginger (to be used for the chicken)
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  5. 1 garlic, pressed
  6. Half an inch ginger, chopped fine (to be used as base for noodles)
  7. Half a candle nut, finely chopped
  8. 1 cube chicken bouillon
  9. Half -1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  10. 300g beansprouts (cleaned)
  11. 3-4 blocks of noodles, boiled and drained
  12. 2-3 sprigs of spring onion, chopped
  13. A handful of dried shallots for garnish
  14. 2 tbsp olive oil
  15. Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Boil chicken with bay leaf and ginger with a pinch of salt till cooked. Then shred to pieces and keep aside. Keep the broth for later use .
  2. Boil the noodles. Drain and set aside
  3. Heat a deep pan with olive oil. When the oil is hot enough, saute shallots, ginger, garlic and candlenut for a few minutes. Then add in the stock with 1-2 ladles of broth from the chicken. Mix well
  4. Add in the shredded chicken to the mixture. Stir and add in broccoli. Add more broth if you prefer your noodles a little wet
  5. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes, then add in the noodles, beansprouts and spring onions
  6. Cover for about 2 minutes and mix it all up
  7. Serve hot. Garnish with dried shallots
Notes
  1. You need not add more salt to the noodles as the bouillon would usually be salty enough and you can always substitute broccoli with other types of greens
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This post is in conjunction with Stomper Dad’s Taboo Challenge  by not using the words  ” I” and  “HAVE”  for today.  Geez! This one was hard as 2 crucial words were combined and this is one post where lots of alternatives had to be considered! Fun nonetheless. 

Join in the fun as well and add your link to take part in the challenge

 

TWC


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  1. I’d like a bowl of that too! Will you cook it for me, pretty please? 🙂

  2. This looks so much yummier than store bought noodle dishes and healthier, too. My kids also love the instant noodles, but they are a very rare “treat” around our house. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Fiesta Friday!

  3. You had me at broccoli and then you said fried noodles…Mmmmmm!!!

    • 😀 😀 😀 My guess is you’ll probably get addicted to them. Thank you for stopping by Kitty! 🙂

  4. This sounds delish! I’ll take a bowl 🙂

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