Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Japanese Noodle Soup November 20, 2011

Filed under: "Fast Food",Recipes — gastromami @ 7:16 pm


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

Serve immediately


Ren approved!


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