On Fridays, Jamie and I are often uncertain when the decision arises to eat or not to eat before drinking. If one desires to rip shit up on a Friday night, one must consider what level of intoxication they want to achieve and if eating a meal is going to compromise said goal. On the other hand, if you choose not to eat before diving in to a cesspool of excessive alcohol consumption and drunk texting; Saturday and possibly even Sunday will be consumed with overwhelming and monstrous agony as you lie restless, in a cradle of immeasurable shame. This is called, The Friday Night Special.
To avoid the above, without stating the obvious; small, delicious meals are critical on Friday nights and this dish is perfect:
Teriyaki Chicken with Noodles, Mushrooms and Bok Choy
- Marinade chicken breasts over night then cook for 30 minutes at 400 ° turning once and basting with extra marinade while cooking. I cheated and used store bought teriyaki marinade.
- Cook ramen noodles and rinse under cold water then set aside.
- Cook mushrooms (crimini) and onions with garlic, pepper, sesame seed oil and soy sauce, add noodles and more soy sauce/oil if needed.
- Rinse bok choy and heat pan on high. Add oil, throw in bok choy, put a lid on it and cook for 2 minutes. Add a splash of water, a bit of butter, put the lid back on and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Note* Try miso dressing on the bok choy.