Imagine this – yummy stirfry and Asian noodles in a one bite appetizer! I am currently participating in a recipe challenge using Fortune Gluten Free Noodles and this is my entry! Crisp stirfry vegetables, delicious chicken and shrimp and gluten free Asian noodles with a bit of crunch! YUM!
Disclosure: As part of the recipe challenge, JSL Foods provided me with 4 packets of Fortune Noodles to use for recipe creation.
So lets talk about the Fortune Gluten Free Noodles. These Fortune Gluten Free noodles are NEW to market, Shelf Stable and can be found in Asian Dry Grocery Section in grocery stores. I had no idea you could get gluten free udon or ramen noodles! Though I’m not gluten free, I do try to limit my intake of gluten, so I do eat gluten free noodles now and then. Most of the time, you can tell. Even the really good ones. BUT, I have to say that I couldn’t tell these were gluten free noodles. They were THAT good. I haven’t tried the Red Rice or the Soba Noodles yet, but I’m anxious to try them too. Fortune Gluten Free Noodle products can be purchased at Albertsons, Von’s, Safeway, Dierbergs Markets and Cub Foods. I strongly urge you to give them a try! You can check keep up to date with JSL Foods here on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- 1-2 Pkg Fortune Ramen or Udon Noodles
- 1-2 C Shredded Cabbage
- 1/3 C Green Onion, chopped
- 1/4 C Flat Leaf Parsley, minced
- 1/2 C Red Pepper, chopped
- 1/2 lb Chicken Breast, cut into bite sized pieces OR you can top each cup with Shrimp
- Olive Oil
- Hoisin Sauce for drizzling on top
- Sesame Oil, optional
- Chives, minced, optional
Begin by cooking noodles in boiling water, according to package directions. Once cooked, drain and spread out on a towel to dry out and cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Next I took the flavor packet from each package of noodles and sprinkled just a little bit for flavor on the noodles it came with. Toss in a bowl to coat evenly. Divide noodles evenly in tray to make tiny “nests” for the stirfy noodle bites.
My muffin tin yields 24 muffins. I used two packages of noodles, one Garlic Chicken Flavored Udon and one Miso Pork Flavored Ramen Noodles. Each package filled 12 cups, so the 2 packages were a perfect amount. Bake noodles for 18-20 minutes. Don’t over-spray the muffin cups or the noodles may stay a bit on the softer side. Once done, allow to cool and transfer to mini candy cup wrappers. I forgot I had them until after I started baking or I would have baked the noodles right in the cups.
While the noodles are baking, prep your veggies and get them ready for stir fry.
Cut chicken into small bit sized pieces. Sprinkle a little corn starch and flour on the chicken, then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat a skillet and add a light coating of olive oil, and if desired a small splash of sesame oil. When the pan is hot, add the chicken and brown. Do not crowd the pan for best results. I cooked 2 batches.
Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate with paper towel to absorb excess oil. Quickly clean the pan, then heat again with a little olive oil. Stir fry the veggies. I decided to add the garlic chicken flavor packet that came with the Gluten Free Fortune Udon noodles. I sprinkled 1-2 teaspoons on the veggies while cooking. You can now add the chicken to the skillet and toss together.
Let the mixture cool a little or it will quickly soften the noodles. Place a little bit of the veggies on each gluten free noodle bite and top with a piece of chicken. Though I primarily made chicken noodle bites, I did top some with a shrimp because I have one child that prefers seafood over chicken. The shrimp was tossed with a little sweet chili sauce and some crushed red pepper. I bet a scallop would work nicely too!
I removed the paper liner on one of the stirfry noodle bites so you can see the noodle nest. They held together pretty well. I think next time I will bake a bit longer to make them more crispy. These gluten free stirfry noodle bites make a great appetizer! You could probably make them in a regular sized cupcake tin to make the perfect size for lunch or lunchboxes, which is similar to a Chicken Fried Rice Cup recipe that I make. Go ahead and give the Fortune Gluten Free Noodles a try and you can cook like a wok-star too!