Fried instant noodles with chilli sambal, green beans, roast chicken and a runny 6-minute egg.
Leftovers. Throwing them away is like throwing money in the bin. And who can afford to do that?
If you’re on a budget, a student living in a dorm, recently moved out of home or quite simply, don't know how to cook, then this episode of Pimp My Noodles is for you. Host Aaron shows us a meal you can create with just a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to cook, cheap to make and more importantly delicious to eat.
Chicken or the Egg Noodles:
I hate to waste anything.
One of the things I always find in my fridge is some leftover BBQ chicken. The thing has normally been picked clean, like some poor carcass on the Serengeti, but there is normally a little meat left on the bones. This dish is a great way to use these leftovers. If you don't have chicken, don't stress, you can substitute the protein for whatever you have on hand.
To cook this dish, you will need:
1 packet of instant noodles
1 splash vegetable oil
A handful of roast chicken meat, sliced
2 glugs kecap manis
1 handful green beans (or broccoli, choy sum, whatever) trimmed and roughly chopped
2 spoons chilli sambal
splash of soy sauce
Okay, put a pot of water on the boil and add an egg, careful not to crack it when you are putting it in.
Cook for six minutes, depending on the size of course.
When it’s done, scoop out the egg and immerse it in a bowl of cold water to stop it cooking.
While the egg is cooling add your instant noodles flavour sachet and a splash of soy to the water, mix then add your noodles and cook for 2 minutes.
Once they are done scooe out the noodles, put into a colander and set aside. Keep the water, we will use in a bit.
Place a non-stick pan over heat with a splash of oil. When hot, add the chicken.
Drizzle over the kecap manis and cook until it browned. Add the beans, the soy and the chilli sambal and combine.
Okay, so grab a big spoon and add a bit of the noodle water to the pan, combine till it thickens then add the noddles and toss until they are coated.
Remove from the heat and add to a bowl.
Peel the egg and break it over the top and there you have it, left over chicken and egg noodles.