Pin a Day: Chicken Yakisoba

Sometimes, I feel like an expert in the kitchen and so I ignore or change some of the directions in a recipe.  I'm pretty confident in my skills, so this usually turns out okay.  I didn't follow directions the other day when I made this Chicken Yakisoba.  Not following the directions meant I didn't get nearly enough leftovers of this yummy dish!  I decided to half the amount of ramen noodles because I was afraid 2 packages might make too much.  Wrong.  I should have made a second package.  I started by boiling the water for the noodles.  Next, I heated up some oil in my skillet.  I cooked the ginger and then added the chicken.  Once the chicken was cooked, I added the veggies and cooked them until they were wilted.  Meanwhile, I cooked my noodles and mixed up my sauce.  I poured the sauce onto the chicken-veggie mixture and stirred until it was coated.  Finally, I added in my ramen noodles and realized that I really did need more.  It just meant our dish was a little lighter on carbs.  We really enjoyed this dish and next time I'll think twice before changing the directions to a new recipe.