My mother-in-law sent me a sweet text today with a recipe for her favorite quick and easy one skillet meal: the Yummy Noodle Bowl. I didn't have a plan yet for dinner, so I thought this could be a perfect option for a quick meal at the end of a full day! It was so quick and easy - and I can't wait to try all of the endless combinations of meat and veggies that this recipe offers.
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First, you need a large skillet like this one. Now you might not need one as large as the one I used because I am a doubler. I'm feeding a family of six which includes a teenage boy. I don't like to not have enough! We have so much left over after doubling this recipe that we'll be able to have enough for a second meal. Not a bad problem to have!
Yummy Noodle Bowl Ingredients:
- Chicken Broth
- Soy Sauce (or Bragg Liquid Aminos)
- Garlic Powder
- Thin Spaghetti
- Cooked meat
- Sesame Oil
Add chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger and garlic powder to the skillet and heat to a rapid boil. If you're following the Trim Healthy Mama diet, just substitute Bragg Liquid Aminos for the soy sauce and you're good to go.
One of my goals in life is to follow in my mother's footsteps and raise girls that will come cook for me when I'm older and ready to retire my apron! This is a perfect starter recipe for young cooks because it is pretty fool proof!
At this point, people were flooding into the kitchen to find out what that glorious smell could be! Yummy!
While we waited for the broth to boil, we broke the spaghetti noodles into thirds.
After the broth started boiling, we added the broken noodles and gave it a quick stir. Then we cooked it for six minutes. When we first put the noodles in the pan, I worried that there wasn't enough liquid. It only took a few seconds for the noodles to soften enough and be covered by the broth. You won't be draining anything, so you don't want too much liquid!
Next you add your veggies. I got a fresh stir-fry mix from Target, which was awesome for convenience, but the size of the veggies in the bag were a bit large. When we make this again, and we will, I'll make sure to get smaller veggies.
It doesn't take long for the veggies to soften, around six more minutes. Then add the chicken and sesame oil. Serve in bowls and top with green onions! All I was missing were chopsticks!
So thank you Mom-in-Law for introducing us to a new realm of creativity and simplicity in the noodle bowl! I can't wait to try more.
What combo would you use in your yummy noodle bowl?