There’s nothing like easy to make, home-cooked food that is deliciously comforting at the same time and these DIY noodles fit the bill perfectly!
At the base of this delicious recipe is a traditional Japanese cooking sauce by the name of Teriyaki, used originally as a marinade for grilling or broiling fish and other meat. Consisting of salty soya sauce, sugar and ginger, it is no wonder how quickly it became a global sensation. Being briny and saline to the core, it is advisable to treat any additional salt content with extra care however, feel free to spike the spice level if that’s what you like!
Boneless chicken, julienned/bite size strips – 200 grams, roughly 1 cup
(For the marinade)
Soya Sauce – 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Flakes – 1/2 tsp
Ginger, Freshly Grated – 1/4 tsp
Egg Noodles – 100 gms (half pack)
Teriyaki sauce – 2 tblsp
Soya Sauce – 1 tsp
Brown sugar – 1 tsp
Chicken Stock – ½ cup
Crushed black pepper – ½ tsp
Red Chili Flakes – ½ tsp
Cornflour – 1 tsp
Oil – 4 tblsp
Garlic, Finely Chopped – 4 cloves
Sesame Seeds – 1 tsp
Carrots – 1 medium, julienned
Mushrooms – ¼ cup
Green Chillies – 2, slit into 2
Spring Onions, chopped 1 inch long – 2 stalks
Lemon Juice – 1-2 tblsp
- Marinate the chicken with soya sauce, red chilli flakes and grated ginger for 30-60 mins.
- Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan, and cook the chicken till it is tender. Do not overcook or the chicken will turn out too dry.
- Now in a small bowl, mix together Teriyaki sauce, soya sauce, brown sugar, red chili, black pepper and chicken stock (or plain water). Set aside.
- Boil the egg noodles in salted water as per the directions on the pack.
- Next, heat up a wok. Add 4 tblsp oil and garlic and saute until fragnant.
- Add the carrots, mushrooms and sesame seeds and stir fry for a minute.
- Add in the green chillies and spring onions. Toss to heat them up.
- Now add the prepared sauce mixture and mix to combine with the veggies.
- Dissolve cornflour in a little amount of water and slowly add to the sauce mix. Once it starts thickening up, toss in the chicken strips and boiled noodles.
- To finish it up add fresh lemon juice for that extra zing. Mix it well and dish up.
Top Tip: Your most important utensil in the kitchen is a spoon. Taste at every step so you can adjust it perfectly as per your liking.
Farah Q is a passionate, self taught baker, food blogger, communication/ graphic designer by profession and a mother of two who feels lucky to be able to conflate her passion and profession in a lot of ways. She blogs at coffeeandzest and updates her facebook page at dessertsat350degrees