ramen noodles

 

Monday, Monday. My mom visited over the weekend! We had such a great time. We took her to Jack’s Bistro for restaurant week, and then on Saturday night I made chicken parm spaghetti squash for 7. We didn’t get to DC for the women’s march (though I think the marches were absolutely AMAZING and was there in spirit) but we did do a 5 mile stroll around Baltimore. She also brought me an amazing chair that I’m in the process of staining and re-covering the cushions. I’ll post transformation photos when I’m done.

Anyway, I made these noodles a couple of weeks ago but I’m already wondering when I can add it to my weekly menu again. When ramen noodles are 7 for $1, you HAVE to make them.

I was having a moment in the grocery store where I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to go traditional or not, so instead I ended up with neither. Bok choy, but also bacon. Ginger, but also boxed chicken stock. Whatever. It tasted awesome.

Ramen Noodles

makes 4 HUGE servings

2 boxes chicken stock

1 split chicken

4 packages of ramen noodles

4 eggs, soft boiled 

1 pound bacon, chopped and cooked

2 heads baby bok choy, rinsed

4-5 scallions, chopped

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp grated ginger

sriracha, for serving

I bought a split chicken (SUPER cheap at all times) and seared it on both sides. Then I put it in my crock pot and covered it with a box of chicken stock. I figured this would add some extra genuine chicken flavor to the stock. I also added about a teaspoon of sesame oil, and a teaspoon of grated ginger.

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On a side note- I did consider using the seasoning packets in the ramen noodles as a dry rub on the chicken, but thought better of it. Salt and pepper all the way.

I let that cook on low for about 2-3 hours, then pulled the chicken off the bones. Then I crisped up some bacon, soft-boiled a few eggs, chopped some scallions, and pulled the sriracha out of the fridge.

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This is so stupid easy that everyone should make it. You could even get a rotisserie chicken to skip the beginning steps!

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So we have chicken, chicken stock, ramen noodles cooked for 3 minutes, baby bok choy, chopped scallions, bacon, an egg, and sriracha. It’s barely any cooking but in this dreary weather we’re having it feels like a hug in a bowl.

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I spy all of our major food groups in this bowl. #healthy2017

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