Motherforkers: Chicken Stir Fry

May 19, 2022

For today’s cooking assignment our group made chicken stir fry for lunch. We spent $17.77 on our ingredients of the $20.00 we were given to spend at Kroger. The ingredients we bought included six packs of ramen noodles, scallions, a package of mixed frozen vegetables, chicken breast, Kroger brand soy sauce, and peanut butter. We also used sugar, hot sauce, and spices but we did not buy these ingredients at Kroger because we already had them. We began prepping our meal by making the sauce first, cutting the chicken breasts to cook, and boiling water over the stove to prepare the noodles. We made the sauce by using a cup of peanut butter, a ¼ cup of soy sauce, and 1-2 tablespoons of garlic, mixing these ingredients together. After cutting the chicken we cooked it in the wok and we mixed it with soy sauce, garlic, and salt. We simultaneously cooked 3 of the ramen noodle packages in the boiling water. After we boiled the noodles we added the frozen vegetables to the wok with the cooked chicken. We then added more soy sauce to the vegetables and chicken and let it cook. We then took out another pot to boil two eggs to add to our stir fry. The eggs boiled for 7 minutes and then we placed them in cold ice water to shock the eggs so they shrink so we could peel them. We then strained the noodles once they were done cooking and added the noodles to the wok. After this we added the peanut sauce and mixed all of the ingredients together. To garnish the dish we cut the eggs in half and sprinkled the scallions. We all enjoyed the dish very much, one change we would make is to cook the noodles less otherwise the dish was a success. 


For the Ramen:

  1. Boil 2 ½ cups of water in pan on high 
  2. Add noodles to boiling water 
  3. Boil noodles on high for 2-3 minutes or as long as needed
  4. Once noodles are done cooking, pour noodles into a strainer

For the Chicken: 

  1. Cut up the raw chicken breast into small pieces 
  2. Add oil to the cooking pan and make sure the pan is heated
  3. Continue to cook the chicken on the pan until it’s fully cooked at atleast 165F
  4. Add chicken to the stir fry once completed’

For the Sauce: 

  1. Add a cup of peanut butter
  2. Add ¼ cup of soy sauce 
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of garlic 
  4. Mix all of these together and then pour onto noodles

For the Vegetables:

  1. Cut up vegetables and put them into wok pan
  2. Cook vegetables until they are at the desired consistency and taste
  3. Cook eggs to your liking for taste or decoration 
  4. Decorate dish with scallions 


Add all of the ingredients together into one bowl and your meal is finished!


Taste: 8

  • The dish was good and we enjoyed eating it. However, had we had more money in the budget the dish could have been better with a broader range of vegetables. 

Consistency: 8

  • The meat and veggies were good but they could have been better. Organic vegetables vs frozen vegetables is something to think about 

Smell: 10

  • The dish smelled great, chicken was cooked well and the vegetables were tasty 

Visual Appeal: 9

  • The dish looked appetizing especially with the dash of scallions and eggs

Creativity: 6 

  • I don’t think this was a bad choice, I don’t think of stir fry as necessarily basic but it’s not the most creative thing in the world. However, with $20 it’s definitely a doable meal to make within a certain budget.