TERIYAKI CHICKEN NOODLE BOWLS

A quick and easy dinner that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. And the homemade teriyaki sauce is better than anything you’ll get in the supermarket!

My weakness is noodle bowls.

It’s a one-stop-shop for all of your nutrition needs. Isn’t that convenient?

And with this homemade teriyaki sauce, it won’t even come close to the takeout experience.

There is no need to order takeout!

Make no fuss over the one-hour prep time now. 45 to 50 minutes of this time is spent in a state of inactivity.

Everything else can be prepared in 10 minutes or less once the teriyaki sauce is created and the chicken is marinating.

See?

My promise to you was that it would be a simple meal!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (5.6-ounce) packages refrigerated Yaki-Soba, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
  • One tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • Three cloves garlic, minced
  • One tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • Two tablespoons honey
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One teaspoon sesame seeds
  • One green onion, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, add Yaki-Soba until loosened, about 1-2 minutes; drain well.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, honey, and 1 cup water; bring to a simmer. Stir in cornstarch mixture until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes; let cool to room temperature. Reserve 1/4 cup and set aside.
  4. In a gallon-sized Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and chicken; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, occasionally turning the bag. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.
  6. Stir in Yaki-Soba and 1/4 cup reserved soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

NOTES:

*Yaki-Soba is ramen-style noodles and can be found in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store.

 

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