When it comes to finding easy dinner ideas, it doesn't get any easier or quicker than this dinner recipe for Stir Fried Chicken, Veggies and Noodles with only three ingredients. The secrets are store-bought coleslaw mix (for example, bags of shredded cabbage and carrots from Trader's Joe's, Whole Foods or basically any grocery store), rotisserie chicken and packages of Momofuku noodles that come with their own packets of sauce.
This recipe makes 4 servings, with a cost of approximately $6 per serving (can be cheaper depending on where you shop).
Stir-Fried Chicken and Veggie Ramen Noodles
1-2 packages of shredded cabbage and carrots
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
4 packages of Momofuku Ramen noodles (or other ramen of choice)
Drizzle of avocado oil or other vegetable oil
1. Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Drop the dry ramen noodles into the boiling water, two packages at a time, and cook for 3 minutes or until just cooked. You don't want to overcook your noodles or they will get too soggy.
2. While your water is boiling and your noodles are cooking, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drizzle with a mild-flavored oil of your choice--I prefer avocado oil for its high heat tolerance and health benefits.
3. Add the shredded cabbage and carrots to the hot oil and cook until cabbage begins to caramelize.
4. Add shredded rotisserie chicken to the cooked cabbage and carrots.
5. Time the cook on your noodles so that you can pull them right out of the water with tongs and add them to your stir-fried veggies and chicken.
6. Pour the sauce packets that came with your noodles. I try to take it easy on the sodium so I only add one sauce packet to two packages of noodles. If you're making the soy and scallion noodles, they will also come with a packet of dried scallions for garnish.
7. Use your tongs to mix all of the components of your dish together and serve.
8. For even more flavor, finish the dish with chili crunch oil!
From start to finish, the easy and quick dinner recipe should only take 20 minutes! Save time by shredding your rotisserie chicken right when you get home and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you're using a different kind of ramen noodle that doesn't come with sauce, make your own by mixing soy sauce and sesame oil.
Would you make this dinner on a weeknight? If you've tried it, let me know what you think.