The Best Way to Eat Ramen Noodles (with marinated chicken or beef)
A tasty and healthy Vietnamese inspired dish
This recipe is incredibly simple and has a well balanced flavor. It makes for a great light meal during the hot months of the summer time and is also a great meal to eat with chopsticks. While this meal is great for a budget, it is satisfying emotionally and physically; I never feel poor when I eat Ramen this way.
What you will need for this meal is one pack of ramen noodles (I usually use chicken flavor) cooked (with the seasoning pack) and drained. A chicken breast (pork, beef, or tofu would work as well) sliced as thinly as possible, some honey, red pepper flakes, about a quarter of a head of shredded iceberg lettuce, about a quarter of a cucumber cut into matchsticks, and about a teaspoon worth of chiffonade basil.
Marinade the chicken using honey and the red pepper flakes. Cook it on either a grill or in a cast iron skillet. It should cook very rapidly. On your plate place the shredded lettuce beside the cooked and drained ramen. Place the matchstick cucumber over both. When the chicken is done cooking cut it into strips in lay it across your shredded lettuce cooked Ramen and cucumber salad. Finally place the chiffonade basil in a nice bunch on top of everything.
Part of the joy of eating this dish is the difference between soft and crunchy, and hot and cold. All the flavors of this dish balance each other out perfectly and it doesn't require any additional salad dressing. I hope you enjoy it. It is one of my cheaper items to make.
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