In this series, new for 2015, we’ll be showing you how to create dishes inspired by meals from your favourite restaurants at home. Although student discounts and vouchers can help, eating out regularly is pricey and the costs can definitely add up!
Ramen is often associated with a certain restaurant popular for its Japanese dishes. But you don’t need to break the bank and head out for this tasty dish; it’s both easy and cheap to make it yourself.
You will need:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- vegetable oil, for oiling
- salt and white pepper
- 250g (9oz) ramen noodles
- 1 litre (1 3/4 pints) chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 pak choi, trimmed and roughly chopped or 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves (Pak choi is available at Sainsbury’s, £1.30 for 200g)
- 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
Preheat the grill or griddle pan.
Lightly oil and season the chicken breasts and grill for 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
Allow to rest for 5 minutes, slice on the diagonal and set aside.
Cook the noodles in a large pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes until just tender.
Drain, refresh under cold running water and divide between two bowls.
Heat the chicken or vegetable stock until boiling.
Put the pak choi on top of the noodles and ladle in the stock.
Top with the sliced chicken and spring onions.
Recipe via Wagamama.