Hello fellow Earthlings, I apologize for the hiatus away, but life has been happening and I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to keep up with all the different ways the wind tries to carry me. My hubby and I got back on Saturday from a lovely trip down in the Lower Mainland, visiting with family and celebrating the birth of a new baby boy. This trip was especially memorable as my sister from Toronto and her son, my nephew, came for a visit and there are no words to properly capture how much I loved those moments with them.
This visit also featured a night out in downtown Vancouver with my sisters. We went down memory lane, otherwise known as Denman street and explored those same streets we used to years ago, but as different people, grown up and aged by the experiences that life had brought us the past 8 years. It was the first time in ages that my sisters and I were all together on our own just as it used to be.
When we got home after our drive, we were exhausted, and yet I still had to use what little brain power I had left to come up with some sort of lunch for work the next day for me. I decided to do something quick, easy and delicious. This recipe has quickly become a regular meal that I can rely on to be tasty and easy to put together. We had brought a veggie platter back with us as it hadn’t been opened for the baby shower and I used some of the veggies for my noodle bowl. I use the same honey sesame sauce from the Honey Sesame Chicken Rice Bowls recipe. This recipe can easily be vegetarian as it can be completely customized.
A quick and healthy meal!
- olive oil
- 2 packages of udon noodles (1 per person)
- 1 head of broccoli
- 2 carrots diced
- 1 chicken breast cut into strips
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp cornstarch
Mix together sauce ingredients and set aside.
In a steamer add the chopped up broccoli and carrots.
In a pot boil water and cook udon noodles according to package instructions.
In a large pan heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil on medium high heat, add the chicken breast, season with salt and pepper. Cook until cooked through it should take about 7 minutes. Add the sauce to the chicken and heat it through, it should thicken slightly. Add the noodles and vegetables to the chicken and sauce. Make sure the noodles and vegetables have been coated with sauce.