I love a quick and easy recipe! I came across “5 Ingredients. 5 Minutes. 5 Meals. – Simple Noodles” about a month ago and bookmarked the page for future dinners; I am so happy I did!
Philadelphia was blessed with a beautiful 60˚ day in November (perfect weather for the Philadelphia Marathon – kudos to all the runners!) and so the kids and I spent the whole day at parks, window shopping, enjoying Starbucks BOGO with Reny’s hostess & scoring some killer deals on homegoods at Urban Outfitters!
We arrived home happy, but tired, so I was grateful I had these few simple ingredients on hand!
5 cups water
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced into ribbons
14 oz udon noodles
4 tablespoons soy sauce
12 oz (2 bags) spinach
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into ribbons
the juice of 1-2 lemons, to taste
Bring the water to a boil
Add chicken ribbons and simmer until cooked (2-3 minutes)
Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside
Bring the water back to a boil and add noodles & soy sauce
Cook 2-3 minutes until noodles begin to soften
Add spinach and allow to wilt (you may need to add in batches)
Add red bell pepper
Cook 2 minutes
Add lemon juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it tastes “fresh & zesty!”
Divide chicken into 4 bowls and top with hot soup