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Are you tired of the same old boring meals? Do you want to try something new and exciting that's also healthy and delicious? Look no further than this Stir-Fried Buckwheat Noodles with Chicken Recipe Blog Post! This recipe is a great way to add some variety to your meal plan while still keeping things simple and easy.
Buckwheat noodles are a nutritious alternative to traditional wheat-based noodles, and they pair perfectly with chicken and a variety of veggies. So why not give this recipe a try and see for yourself how delicious healthy eating can be?
Background content: This is something I came up with as a quick and easy alternative to instant noodles. The process is slightly more involved but you get the satisfaction of fresher, healthier, more flavorful, and aromatic ingredients.
You can use what ingredients you have, as long as you have some protein, veggies, noodles, and sauces. Use your judgment on substitutions.
- Whole Grain Buckwheat Noodles
- Chicken Breast
- Thai Peppers
- Fresh Garlic
- Sesame Oil
- Low-calorie brown sugar
- Canola Oil
- Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Corn Starch
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Cook the buckwheat noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, low-calorie brown sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Set aside.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until browned.
Add the garlic and scallions to the skillet and stir-fry for another minute.
Add the carrots, and Thai peppers to the skillet and stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes or until the veggies are tender.
Add the cooked buckwheat noodles and sauce to the skillet and toss everything together until the noodles are coated in the sauce and heated through.
Hint: Make sure your noodles say whole grain, in the ingredients, not just the, "made with whole grain label, don't be tricked.
I came up with this recipe using my own substitution ideas. Let us know what works for you. Here are a few other ideas.
- Bell Peppers - Bell peppers have no spice, if you don't like spice use them.
- Mushrooms - Adding mushrooms gives a savory flavor.
- Vegetarian - chicken can be replaced with a vegan option like hard tofu.
- Spicy - add more Thai peppers and taste to increase the spice factor.
- Deluxe - add more veggies crispy onions or fried shallots.
- Kid friendly - add crushed potato chips (ketchup chips!)
You can use a skillet or a wok, or whatever you have as long as it gets hot.
Store in the fridge for a couple days. When in doubt, throw it out.
You can use store-bought minced garlic but fresh garlic can make or break the home-cooked feel of this recipe.
A: Yes, you can use any type of noodle you like in this recipe. However, buckwheat noodles are a great option for those who are looking for a gluten-free and nutritious alternative.
A: This recipe makes 4 servings.
A: Yes, you can omit the chicken and use tofu or another plant-based protein instead.
Here's the Recipe!
Healthy and Easy Stir-Fried Buckwheat Noodles with Chicken
- 1 Wok
- 1 Pound Chicken Breast
- 2 Thai Peppers
- 2 tablespoon Canola Oil
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 Cup Carrots Sliced
- 5 Cloves Garlic Fresh and minced
- 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Corn starch
- 2 tablespoon Low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Brown sugar
- 8 oz Buckwheate Noodles
- Cook the noodles per instructions and strain, set aside.
- Heat the canola oil on medium-high in your skillet or wok and cook the chicken breast for 2-3 minutes until browned.
- While the chicken is cooking combine the sauce ingredients, brown sugar, soy sauce, corn starch and sesame oil and mix as well as you can.
- Add the carrots, onion, and Thai peppers to the chicken, mix in, and cook 3-4 minutes, or until tender.
- Add the garlic, mix in well, and cook another minute, until fragrant.
- Add in the noodles and sauce and mix together until completely mixed in and serve hot.
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- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove