I have been craving a hearty bowl of comfort food all.week.long. Grilled chicken breast and salad were on the menu for tonight, but that just wasn’t gonna do it for me tonight! I went ahead and grilled my 2 chicken breasts, sliced them and used them in my noodle bowl. We had a ton of left over veggies that needed to be eaten soon, so I put a red bell pepper, green bell pepper, chopped brussels sprouts, zucchini and onion in a pan and sautéed them with a little olive oil. Then added, the pasta, sauce, and chicken and dinner was ready in under 30 minutes! This dish is so versatile because you can really add anything you want or already have in your refrigerator. In the past I have used, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, scallions, green beans, peas…they all work! You can use any type of noodle or rice, as well.
Asian Spicy Noodle Bowl
2 chicken breasts – grilled or sautéed in skillet
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup kung pao sauce (or sub teriyaki sauce or peanut sauce–really any kind of Asian or Thai sauce)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 of a red bell pepper + 1/2 of a green bell pepper – chopped
1/2 of a zucchini – julienned
6-8 brussels sprouts – chopped
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for sautéing)
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional) – sometimes I also add Sriracha sauce for some extra heat
garnish with chopped romaine and cilantro
angel hair pasta – or noodle of choice
In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, kung pao sauce, sesame oil, and garlic and cook until warm. (If you want your dish to be spicy, you can add the crushed red pepper or sriracha sauce to your sauce.) In a larger skillet, add the olive oil and onions and sauté for at least 5 minutes on medium heat until onions are tender. Add the cooked chicken, peppers, brussels sprouts, and zucchini and sauté just a few more minutes on low heat. Don’t cook them too long…you want the veggies to retain some of their crunch! Meanwhile, boil the angel hair pasta for about 2 minutes…you want the pasta to have softened but not cooked all the way through. Drain the water and then add the noodles to the vegetable mixture. Add the sauce and stir to combine. Garnish with cilantro and a little bit of chopped romaine. Enjoy!