Well, I am writing to you from quarantine, and more then likely you are reading this while you are doing the same. I try to keep my pantry stocked up pretty well so I have a few things stored away for meals. I will say there is a high possibility you won’t have a few of these items but you can always get some supplies after the lockdown situation. With that said here is the recipe…
3 chicken thighs
4-5 garlic cloves
5 dried red chilies
½ cup chicken broth
noodles (whatever you want, I use these dry ramen noodles but you can even use spaghetti noodles)
small amount of oil (I use wok oil but vegetable oil will work just fine)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon dark soy sauce (this is really hard to find in stores, you can get it at an Asian market or order it)
1 tablespoon honey
Chili sauce (optional…I use it)
1-2 eggs (I ran out so you won’t see this in my pictures sadly but if I had them I would use it for sure)
First trim off the extra fat on your thighs, even if you use skinless boneless I always find bits I want to trim off. Once it is trimmed cube it up and add to a bowl and pour over your oyster sauce and sprinkle some white pepper and stir.
Crush and chop up your garlic and add for a bowl for a little while later. Take your chilis and cut the back part off and shake out the seeds, the seeds aren’t going to add anything to your dish taste-wise because they are pretty hard, once you take the seeds out chop your chilis into one to three pieces depending on how big they are, you aren’t going to be eating them necessarily so don’t chop them up to small, they are harder to pick out. These chilis aren’t really spicy, they just add a ton of flavor.
Next prepare your noodles, if you are going to use the same ramen noodles like I am boil water and add your noodles, they cook really quickly, you basically just want the cakes to break apart and cook for about a minute or two then drain them.
Heat your skillet you are going to be using for the entire process, once it is hot add a couple of tablespoons of oil and add your noodles, you are crisping them up just a little, this will happen fast about a minute, after that remove from the skillet and add more oil, make sure your pan is good and hot and add your chicken, and spread it out so it has room to cook. You want your chicken to crisp up so let it cook until that happens.
Next, add your garlic and chili and keep stirring, the garlic will burn so keep it moving! When your garlic starts to turn a little darker add your broth, soy sauces, and sugar and let it cook for just a minute, you don’t want your sauce to cook all the way down because you want your noodles to get completely covered. At this point stir in your noodles and once everything is good and covered its ready to go! You will want to be sure to taste it because you may want to add some hot sauce or more sugar or soy at this point. Soooo….
REMEMBER TO TASTE AS YOU MAKE!