Friday, March 20, 2009

Asian Noodles on the Cheap


Over at the Alchemist Chef http://alchemistchef.blogspot.com/2009/03/call-for-submissions-recession-proof.html they are calling for some recession proof dinning. Seeing how I started family meals for less, (but never did much with it) I thought it was a great idea. Money is tight for some many of us, and the reality is you can still eat great food that is healthy on a dime. So for this post I also included the price of the items and the number of servings.

The other day the grocery store had a ton of veggies on sale and that is what inspired this. I think you could put any you like in (I thought asparagus and tomato would also be great)but this is what I did.

1 bunch of broccoli broken into small pieces ($1.65)
1 bag of matchstick carrots ($1.25)
1 zucchini (I used a peeler to ribbon mine, but you can chop it too) (.75)
1 bunch of green onion chopped (.75)
1 lb chicken (1.99 on sale, 3.99 otherwise)
1 package of soba noodles (1.75)
2 tbs sesame oil (.50?)
4 tbs soy sauce (.25?)
¼ c. of sweet chili sauce ($1)
Salt and pepper
1 clove of garlic
Pinch of red pepper
1 tbs olive oil

Serves 6
The total cost if you get the chicken on sale is $8.99 it is $10.99 otherwise


I started by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper. I heated the oil and added the garlic to pan and cooked the chicken. Set aside and let it cool.

Meanwhile cook the soba noodles and drain.

Toss the soba with the vegetables and shred or chop the chicken and add. In a small bow add the sesame oil, soy and chili sauce and mix. Pour the sauce over the noodles and toss.

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11 comments:

scott said...

That looks great!
Think I could sub ramen noodles instead?

Mommy Gourmet said...

Not only could you, I think it would be amazing...not quite as healthy but really, really good. Someone recently pitched me the idea of doing a ramen cookbook (think...100 things you can do with ramen), I thought it was a brilliant idea. Maybe it was that 5th year of college... but god I love ramen.

Donna-FFW said...

Hi!! I was going through my listof people I follow to update it and I havrent been receiving your feeds for quite a while? Have you had this concern from anyone else? I missed the last 3 posts!! These look so delicious!Come stop by my blog for a giveaway!:) I wonder what happened to the feed?

5 Star Foodie said...

A great bowl of noodles! Yummy!

You must have done something to fix your feed and I can see five of your posts all at once. I will keep an eye on it for you. I have seen a lot of feeds disappear lately and some are chronically not working. I think the blogger has issues with redirecting to feedburner.

Sara said...

Looks great, I love asian noodle bowls, but don't think about making them that often for some reason.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks wonderful, chock full of goodies, and so tasty with flavors. I am getting your feeds now, I hope it keeps working for you.

Donna-FFW said...

I left you some awards on my blog post today, please come pick them up!!:)

zerrin said...

Great combination of vegetables, chicken and noodles. I love the flavor of all these. And I stumbled this post, everyone should see this. And got your feeds.

Bradley said...

Oh my goodness that looks delicious!

Joie de vivre said...

Mommy, your e-mail made me laugh. You did not say anything to offend me. :) I've been recovering from the flu and it's been difficult for me to remain upright for long. I'm not sure if you're missing from my feeds, I'll check.

Joie de vivre said...

Mommy, I checked and I was no longer following you for some reason?! Thanks for pointing it out. What is going on with blogger and followers? A few weeks ago a few of my followers dropped without knowing it as well!