This is a really simple meal that tastes delicious. I found a version of this recipe on the Internet ages ago and tweaked it just a bit to fit our family.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The things you will need are…. 1 pound chicken breasts, minced garlic, garlic salt, olive oil (not pictured), 1 small onion (not pictured), cornstarch, soy sauce, frozen broccoli and 3 packages of Ramen noodles (any flavor). You can also substitute and use white or brown rice instead of noodles.
I like to use my Lodge dutch oven for this recipe. You will want to warm up your pot and then add 1 1/2 TBS olive oil. Then add your small chopped up onion. You can use more or less onions depending on your families preferences. Also add a spoon full of mined garlic. You are going to want to stir often and just cook until the onions soften up a bit. I usually cook for about 3 minutes.
While the onions are cooking you will want to cut up your chicken. I like to cut mine into very small cubes. They cook fast this way and also spread out further. We only use 1 pound of chicken for a family of 4 including 2 teenage sons. Add the chicken to the pot and cook until no longer pink.
Also, at this time you will want to start boiling a pot of water to cook your ramen in.
While the chicken is cooking you will want to prepare your sauce. I like to use a large measuring cup and just add everything into it. You will need 1 cup of cold water, 2 TBS soy sauce, a sprinkle of garlic salt & 1 TBS corn starch. You will also need a wire whisk or fork to stir this in a few moments.
Once the chicken is done cooking you will add 1 small package or half a large package of frozen broccoli. You just add this from frozen as you can see in the picture below. Continue to cook your meal on a low heat and the broccoli will soften up. At this point you might want to cover your pot because the broccoli will cook faster this way.
Next, you are going to cook your ramen noodles. You will want to add all 3 packages to boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Do not use the flavor packets that come with the ramen. Just discard those or save them for a future use. Do not over cook your ramen. It will turn slimy and gross. Trust me on this one.
Since the ramen is done go ahead and drain it and set it aside. Now you are going to start your sauce. Get your measuring cup and stir the sauce together. Put it into a pot and bring to a boil. You want to stir this sauce the entire time. It takes several minutes. You will know it’s ready when it turns a dark brown color and is thicker.
Once the sauce is done you will add your ramen into the pot and then pour the sauce right on top. Stir this around really good to mix up the ramen and coat everything in the yummy sauce.
Last step is to serve it and enjoy.
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