Chicken flavored egg noodles with butter and garlic… Simple side dish…
I have never been a fan of buttered egg noodles. Mike has always loved them. Our kids have followed in their father’s footsteps; they enjoy buttered noodles as well.
For me I could never understand how anyone could really love these noodles, to me they don’t have a lot of flavor. Sure they will fill your belly, but don’t you want flavor to?
The one thing I do enjoy about butter noodles is that they are a quick and easy side dish. So last weekend I decided to make some butter noodles, but with just a little bit of a twist. I was hoping to let Mike enjoy some butter noodles, but also hoping that I would enjoy this side dish as well.
It was some simple extra ingredients, which I think made for a more enjoyable side dish. Chicken bouillon, olive oil, and garlic, but the butter still made an appearance. I not sure if I am a fan of buttered noodles yet, but I did enjoy the extra flavor.
Chicken Flavored Egg Noodles with Butter and Garlic (Source: adapted from foodnetwork.com)
3 cups egg noodles
6 cups water (for cooking the egg noodles)
3 to 6 bouillon (I used 3, but for more of a chicken flavor you can use 1 cube for each cup of water)
1 large garlic clove minced
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Add water and bouillon to a large kettle and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling add the egg noodles. Cook until al dente, about 5 to 7 minutes.
2. While the noodles are cooking add the butter and olive oil to a small skillet, heat until the butter is melted. Once the butter is melted add your minced garlic and cook until heated, about a minute.
3. Once the noodles are cooked, drain in a colander, making sure to let the water drain. Place the noodles back into to the kettle, pour the butter mixture over the noodles, and toss until the noodles are coated with the butter mixture.
4. Serve immediately.