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Sesame Udon Noodles with Ground Chicken

Sesame Udon Noodles with Ground Chicken is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner using packages of udon noodle, ground chicken, sesame oil, soy sauce, and spinach.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Udon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

For the Udon Noodles

  • 4 packages udon noodles
  • water for boiling
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

For the Stir-Fry

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 knob (2 inches) ginger, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • chili flakes (optional)

Instructions

Prepare the Udon Noodles

  • Bring a pot of water to boiling on the stove. Add the udon noodles to the boiling water.
    Allow the udon noodles to quickly cook for one to minutes. Then use your kitchen tongs to gently shake the noodles until they fully separate from each other.
  • When all the noodles are separate (not sticking together), drain them and toss with sesame oil. This helps prevent them from sticking together, and it gives a good flavor.
    Set aside.

Stir-Frying

  • In a large saute pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and onion until they have softened. Then make a well in the middle of the pan and add the ground chicken.
    Use your spatula to break up the ground meat as you cook. Add 1 tsp of soy sauce to the chicken.
    Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the ground chicken is almost cooked through.
  • Add the spinach, udon noodles and soy sauce. Stir until everything is well combined and the spinach has wilted. It should be nice and golden in color.
    Give it a taste, and add more soy sauce if desired.
    Add the green onions and turn off the heat.
  • Serve and sprinkle with chili flakes, if desired.