Friday, June 20, 2014

Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl

I enjoy many Asian foods for several reason; they're tasty, healthy, quick and easy.  All you have to do is prep some ingredients prior to cooking, and you have a healthy, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less.  What's not to like?  Quick, healthy, easy?  That's just how I like things and this is perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner.

1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tbls. butter
1 small handful thin spaghetti noodles
2 chicken breasts, cut off bone and sliced into thin strips (or cubed, cooked chicken)
1-2 cups fresh organic green beans, ends trimmed
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1-2 tsp. black pepper
2 tbls. Teriyaki sauce
1-2 tbls. corn starch
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup water, or more as needed

Rinse and blanch fresh green beans in a small sauce pan in boiling water 1-2 minutes; drain and set aside.

In a large covered fry pan, melt butter and add almonds and spaghetti noodles, stirring to brown slightly.

Add chicken, green beans and sliced green onion.  Sprinkle with corn starch and black pepper; add chicken stock and Teriyaki sauce, stirring until everything is well blended (add 1 cup water if needed to keep from becoming too thick).

Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through , spaghetti noodles are cooked and green beans are crisp tender. Serve immediately in large bowls.

Yield:  2-4 servings