I was in the mood to experiment and was also craving some chicken noodles… I don’t like following recipes so just popped to the local supermarket and got some chicken breast. Using this and some Asian household essential cupboard items, I had a meal in about half an hour, and enough for lunch at work the next day too! Thought I would share the recipe on here…
Yield: Enough for 2 people.
Time: 30- 45 minutes
1 Medium Onion finely: chopped
300g chicken breast: into small bite size pieces
1 inch ginger: grated
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
70 g Sweetcorn
70g Garden Peas
2 tbsp. soy Sauce
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp. ketchup
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Red Eye Chilli Powder
Salt to taste, approx. 1/4 tsp
1 tbsp Oil
1 Green Chilli: Finely chopped
Small bunch of coriander chopped
1. Fill a large saucepan with water, and put on a high heat. We will use this for boiling our spaghetti later.
2. Add the oil to another saucepan, add in the onions, ginger and garlic and fry on medium heat until slightly golden brown.
3. Add in the chicken, chill powder, coriander power, salt and a little water, approx. 1/4 cup.
4. Let the chicken cook on a low heat until cooked through, and the water has all gone, this took about 12 minutes. When this is done, add in the tomatoes, chilli, sweet corn, peas, soy sauce and ketchup, stir well, add 1/4 cup water and put on simmer.
5. By now the water would be boiling, sprinkle with salt, and a few drops of oil to prevent spaghetti sticking together. Throw in the spaghetti (I like the texture of spaghetti rather than more common egg/ rice noodle) and let that cook away, it will take about 12-14 minutes to be cooked to my liking.
6. Keep checking the chicken every 4/5 minutes, until all the water has evaporated and you have a thick sauce. Once at this stage, turn off heat and keep lid on until ready to serve.
7. When spaghetti is cooked to your liking, drain and toss into the chicken sauce. Toss well until all pasta is well coated.
8. Serve immediately either by itself or with a mixed leaf green salad!
This actually turned out to be a lot yummier than I had anticipated! I would buy the chicken in advance next time and put in the spice, ginger, garlic and soy sauce marinade a few hours before just to add to the taste and deepen the flavour!