As someone who always tries to take the easy way out simplify my life, I was pretty stoked to receive a sample kit from Annie Chun’s to create the perfect (and authentic!) Chinese take-in dish. Noodles? Check. Sauce? Check. All I needed was some lean meat and veggies – easy enough! I’m all about using simple fresh ingredients to create a nourishing meal. While fancy dinners can be fun and really great when you need to impress your in-laws, the Mister and I normally resort to creating health and delicious meals using as little ingredients and time in the kitchen as possible. Remember – easy way out.
After discussing what the Mister and I had in the fridge, and what we had a taste for, we created the following recipe:
Garlic Leek and Mushroom Chicken Teriyaki (Serves two)
- 8 oz. chicken breast (no skin)
- 1 leek (chopped)
- 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
- 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 oz. Annie Chun’s Soba Noodles
- 2 tablespoons Annie Chun’s Teriyaki Sauce
Cook noodles according to directions on box. Set aside.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a pan on the stove top – medium heat. Add garlic and cook until browned. Add chicken and cook 5-7 minutes. Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil along with chopped leek, bell pepper and mushrooms. Cook until veggies are tender. Stir in 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce and cooked noodles. ENJOY!
The Mister and I were trying to get the most bang for our buck calorie-wise, so that’s why we bulked up the veggies and only used a small amount of pasta. The pasta was certainly delicious, though! The noodles were the perfect consistency and sopped up the remaining teriyaki sauce, so each bite was packed with bursts of flavor. Annie Chun’s teriyaki sauce added tasty authenticity to the dish, without preservatives that are found in most other bottled sauces. This recipe yielded two HEAPING servings for around 425 calories each. Not bad for Chinese take-in! Due to the high volume of vegetables, this dish was very filling – so much so that I almost couldn’t finish it!
The THREE of lucky winners who will each receive the same Annie Chun’s sample package are:
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-06-02 12:58:45 UTC
May 27, 2009 at 2:03 am
I would want to try the soba noodles yum!!
healthy ashley says:
May 26, 2009 at 10:04 am
Honestly, I want to try it all! I am posting it on Twitter right now!
(she received entry 1 and 2 – see? it pays to get extra entries!)
June 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm
I’d love to try the pad Thai noodles! Yum!
Winners: CONGRATS! email me your address and I’ll make sure the folks at Annie Chun’s send out your goodies!
I’m excited to try my Pad Thai sauce this week — does anyone have any suggestions on how to use it?
It’ll be here before you know it! Start thinking about those outfits for Fashion Friday!