Recipe

UDON NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND SQUASH

AuthorHungry HusbandCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Happiness is SHARING a bowl of chicken noodle soup...

Yields2 Servings
 1 Cubed Boneless Chicken
 1 Finely Cubed Butternut Squash
 1 Packet Of Udon Noodles
 1 Sliced Onion
 1 cup Water
 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
 3 tsp Plain Flour
 2 Sliced Birds Eye Green Chillies
 0.50 cup Chopped Coriander
 2 Chopped Garlic
 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
 1 tsp Minced Ginger
 2 tbsp Black Bean Sauce
 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
 2 tbsp Light Soya Sauce
 2 tsp Brown sugar
 1 tbsp Olive Oil
1

Boil the Udon Noodles following the instructions on the packet and set aside. it normally requires three minutes in Boiled water.

2

In a separate Pan, add the oil and once heated, add in the onions and garlic and begin to stir fry on high heat.

3

Add in the three sauces. Black Bean Sauce for flavour, oyster sauce for sweetness and light soya sauce for the salt.

4

In a bowl, coat each chicken piece with ginger, plain flour and black pepper. Begin to braise and colour each piece in a seperate pan. Alternatively you can do this step first in the pan then begin the vegetables in the same pan. You can do this in two batches so that the chicken does not release water or else they will not braise properly in the pan.

5

Once the vegetables have nicely sautéed and the chicken have all been browned, you can combines all the ingredients together in a pan and start to stir fry.

6

Add water if necessary. If you like a stir fried option then do not add water and if you like a bit of sauce add water to your preference. You can add a whole cup of water to create a soup like consistency.

7

Finally add in the stock cube, salt and pepper and give it one final mix up.

8

Chilli and coriander is an optional extra and normally the adults love it. Tuck in and enjoy. You can serve this dish with a small bowl of chilli oil or crusty garlic bread for a double carb feast! This is a very sweet and nourishing meal which my kids adore! I hope you can enjoy it too!

Ahh where do i start with this one? Ok so the creation for this one came when i was enjoying a delicious plate of chicken and squash curry and my little one mixed up the pieces without the curry sauce with his noodles. And so the next day i bought some boneless chicken and added some fresh squash with some oriental flavours and voila it was a delicious bowl of pure goodness. I was surprised. I was pleasantly surprised i thought i could never get the children to enjoy pumpkin and now iv discovered the perfect way; a recipe which does not have any chilli.

The first time we tried udon noodles as a family was when we visited the London aquarium. We had a 2 hour wait and so we decided to pop into a local restauarnt. This is where i witnessed my children savagely enjoy udon noodles. The texture was perfect. I remember little baby was weaning and slurped away at noodles and since then it has become a household favourite.

Often described as a food that’s fun to eat and it really is; my children call it worms (and thats perfectly alright with me so long as they are well nourished), the chewy texture and mild flavor of udon noodles make them almost impossible not to like. (And don’t worry — if you can’t have wheat noodles, there are also brown rice udon noodle varieties for those of you who are gluten intolerant.

What i particular;y love about udon noodles for my little growing family is that the noodle itself is not pure carbohydrate rather it is made from a high-quality whole wheat flour, you get a significant dose of complex carbohydrates, which are higher in fiber and digested more slowly by the body than simple carbohydrates.It is really good for the cold nights or when the little ones are not feeling well. A hot bowl of soup with whole grain udon noodles can be a perfect choice for a comforting and calming meal during times of stress. If you really love Japanese cuisine then you may have already tasted stir-fried yakisoba, but what about its closely related cousin, yakiudon? Using thick, chewy udon noodles, this yakiudon recipe helps you to add some authentic Japanese flavours to your standard stir fry and make your cooking come to life.

And we love to enjoy udon noodles as a stir fry whereas Hungry Husband loves to enjoy his in a hot sweet and sour soup. We hope you give these worm looking noodles a go, they are delicious!

Ingredients

 1 Cubed Boneless Chicken
 1 Finely Cubed Butternut Squash
 1 Packet Of Udon Noodles
 1 Sliced Onion
 1 cup Water
 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
 3 tsp Plain Flour
 2 Sliced Birds Eye Green Chillies
 0.50 cup Chopped Coriander
 2 Chopped Garlic
 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
 1 tsp Minced Ginger
 2 tbsp Black Bean Sauce
 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
 2 tbsp Light Soya Sauce
 2 tsp Brown sugar
 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Directions

1

Boil the Udon Noodles following the instructions on the packet and set aside. it normally requires three minutes in Boiled water.

2

In a separate Pan, add the oil and once heated, add in the onions and garlic and begin to stir fry on high heat.

3

Add in the three sauces. Black Bean Sauce for flavour, oyster sauce for sweetness and light soya sauce for the salt.

4

In a bowl, coat each chicken piece with ginger, plain flour and black pepper. Begin to braise and colour each piece in a seperate pan. Alternatively you can do this step first in the pan then begin the vegetables in the same pan. You can do this in two batches so that the chicken does not release water or else they will not braise properly in the pan.

5

Once the vegetables have nicely sautéed and the chicken have all been browned, you can combines all the ingredients together in a pan and start to stir fry.

6

Add water if necessary. If you like a stir fried option then do not add water and if you like a bit of sauce add water to your preference. You can add a whole cup of water to create a soup like consistency.

7

Finally add in the stock cube, salt and pepper and give it one final mix up.

8

Chilli and coriander is an optional extra and normally the adults love it. Tuck in and enjoy. You can serve this dish with a small bowl of chilli oil or crusty garlic bread for a double carb feast! This is a very sweet and nourishing meal which my kids adore! I hope you can enjoy it too!

UDON NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND SQUASH

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