Chicken Gravy Noodles: A Homestyle Delight

Growing up, there were two types of food that always held a special place in my heart: the comforting flavors of home-cooked meals and the occasional family outings to our favorite restaurants. Although dining out was a rare treat, one type of cuisine always stood out for me: Pan Asian, or as we often referred to it, Chinese food. The unique taste of Chinese dishes in Guwahati, my hometown, still lingers in my memory, and whenever I visit, I make it a point to indulge in my favorite dishes from those beloved eateries.

Among all the dishes I adore, one stands out above the rest: chicken gravy noodles. This delectable delight has been a part of our family orders for decades, and to this day, it remains a beloved meal that never fails to satisfy my cravings. The combination of crispy egg noodles, succulent chicken chunks, and a flavorful vegetable-laden broth is simply irresistible.

chicken gravy noodles

For the longest time, I wondered if I could recreate these flavors in my own kitchen. However, I was always intimidated by the complexity of the dish. But after a recent trip back home, I decided to take the plunge. After two attempts and some thorough research, I managed to crack the code!

These chicken gravy noodles are not just delicious; they are also worth the extra effort. The recipe requires a few additional steps, but trust me, the end result is absolutely worth it. Each bite offers a tantalizing blend of crispy noodles, flavorful chicken, and a broth brimming with vibrant vegetables. As someone who appreciates subtle and nuanced flavors, this is the kind of food that truly warms my heart and brings back cherished memories.

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Now, let’s dive into the steps to create these mouthwatering chicken gravy noodles and experience the taste of your favorite restaurant right in your own kitchen.

Key Ingredients in these Chicken Gravy Noodles

– Chicken

In this recipe, we use boneless chicken cubes. To infuse the chicken with maximum flavor, marinate it with salt, black pepper powder, cornflour, and an egg. Let it sit for 10 minutes before frying each piece to achieve a crispy golden brown exterior and a tender, juicy interior. This chicken is the star of the final broth.

– Chicken Stock

The secret to creating the quintessential restaurant-style flavor lies in the chicken stock. It adds richness and depth to the broth. To make your own chicken stock, boil chicken with bones in water seasoned with salt and a touch of garlic until cooked. Alternatively, you can use ready-made chicken cubes available in the market.

– Vegetables

The addition of vegetables elevates this dish to another level. I prefer using carrots, French beans, onions, and cabbage, but feel free to experiment with mushrooms, potatoes, bokchoy, and peppers as well. The vegetables absorb all the flavors from the chicken stock and should be cooked until they are soft but still retain a slight crunch in the final dish.

– Egg Noodles

For an authentic touch, I recommend using egg noodles. These are the noodles of choice in most restaurants and contribute to the dish’s signature texture. Cook the egg noodles in salted water until they are done, then layer them with a neutral oil to prevent sticking. The final step involves frying the noodles in a wok until certain bits turn delightfully crispy.

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chicken gravy noodles
chicken gravy noodles

While this homemade version uses less oil compared to restaurant-style preparations, the crispy bits of noodles lend an irresistible crunch and elevate the dish to new heights.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: 3

chicken gravy noodles
chicken gravy noodles

I invite you to try this recipe for delicious chicken gravy noodles. It holds a special place in my heart and has become a comforting staple for me and my family. It’s also a fantastic option when hosting guests. Keep the noodles and gravy separate, and let your guests serve themselves, creating their own perfect bowl of goodness.

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Remember, with a little effort and love, you can recreate the magic of your favorite restaurant dishes right in your own kitchen. Happy cooking!

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