Chicken Noodles is another easy recipe and can be converted to a splendid full meal or a quick snack; it is also an awesome lunch box option for kids like Fried rice or pulao. As you know, kids need a lot of energy and these noodles or Fried rice along with loads of vegetables, chicken and egg is a healthier option as it gives them instant energy, proteins and vitamins to be active at school. It is hard to please kids as their little “Tongues” need different tastes every day. One day it finds a particular meal delicious and the next day it hates the same taste!!. So, most of the mothers are continuously working to appease those little tummies with new innovations every day.
You can add more vegetables of your choice and even substitute the Chicken with Mushroom for making healthy Veg. Noodles. Or add some Prawns and make mixed Noodles. I try to add more vegetables and sometimes add shredded sausages instead of chicken to make it more interesting for my kids. This Chicken Noodles is really tasty like the ones you get in Restaurants without the flavour enhancing Ajinomoto. As it is not very spicy, Kids would surely love it. You may serve it plain or have it with Chilli Fish, Soya Manchurian, Gobi Manchurian, Honey Chili Chicken, Szechwan Chilli Chicken, Chili Pork, Ginger Chicken, Chili Paneer etc. The noodles used is Chinese Hakka veg. Noodles, you can also try with Chinese Egg Noodles. Please read the tips given below for a perfect result. So, get that wok and we will start straight away!!
Serves : 4
Time: 20 – 25 minutes
|Chinese Veg. Noodles||: 300 gms|
|Chicken Breast||: 100 gms ( ¾ cup) or more|
|Beans sliced||: ¾ cup|
|Carrot thinly sliced||: ¾ cup ( 1 no)|
|Cabbage thinly shredded||: ¾ cup|
|Capsicum/ Bell Pepper sliced||: ½ cup|
|Onion sliced||: 1 no.|
|Spring Onion Chopped||: ½ cup|
|Celery Chopped finely (optional)||: 1 tbsp|
|Garlic||: 2 flakes|
|Pepper Powder||: ½ tsp|
|Sugar||: 1 pinch|
|Soy Sauce||: 1 ½ tbsp|
|Tomato Sauce||: 1 tsp|
|Red/ Green Chilly Sauce||: 1 ½ tbsp|
Cut the chicken into thin strips. Marinate with ½ tsp Soy Sauce, pepper, salt. Slice the Beans, Carrots, Cabbage, Capsicum and Onion. Boil enough water (8 – 10 cups) to immerse and cook the noodles. Add Noodles when the water boils. Once the noodles become soft (not limp), add salt and 1 tbsp oil to the water. Drain the noodles in a colander and keep aside.
Heat oil in the wok, add crushed garlic and when it browns slightly, take it out and keep aside. Add the chicken strips and stir fry for 2 minutes on high flame, stirring continuously. Drain and keep aside. Add the beans to the oil, sprinkle salt and stir fry for one minute. Add the carrots to the beans and stir fry for another minute. Add Cabbage, Onions and capsicum together and stir fry for another minute or more tossing/ stirring continuously. Sprinkle salt. Crush the garlic and add to the mix.The vegetables should be crunchy not limp.
Beat the egg in a bowl with salt and make a plain omelette. Cut this omelette and cut into thin strips. Mix the chicken, vegetables and egg with the cold Noodles and combine well.
The tasty, Restaurant style Chicken Noodles is ready to light up those little faces. 🙂
- Never mix hot noodles with the veggies. Noodles should be drained and cooled for some time before mixing.
- Usually for Noodles, all the vegetables, chicken etc. are stir fried on a high flame, so it is ideal to use a wok/ Kadai/ Non-stick Pan preferably with handles for tossing/ stirring continuously.
- Soy sauce used is ordinary soy sauce. If you are using Dark Soy Sauce, add less measure.
- Always use boiling water to cook the noodles.
- Adding Oil to the water prevents Noodles from sticking together.
- Always stir fry chicken and vegetables on high flame.
- Garlic is fried first, to infuse the flavors in the oil.
- The vegetables should be crunchy not limp.
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