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 :
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
A healthier version of fried noodles packed with wholesome, natural flavours.
Half an inch ginger, chopped fine (to be used as base for noodles)
Half a candle nut, finely chopped
1 cube chicken bouillon
Half -1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
300g beansprouts (cleaned)
3-4 blocks of noodles, boiled and drained
2-3 sprigs of spring onion, chopped
A handful of dried shallots for garnish
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of salt
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 .
Boil the noodles. Drain and set aside
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
Add in the shredded chicken to the mixture. Stir and add in broccoli. Add more broth if you prefer your noodles a little wet
Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes, then add in the noodles, beansprouts and spring onions
Cover for about 2 minutes and mix it all up
Serve hot. Garnish with dried shallots
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.