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Chicken Udon Recipe

Posted January 2, 2019 by Stephanie

Easy and Fast Chicken Udon Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

Easy and Fast Chicken Udon Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

Chicken udon has got to be one of the most comforting meals ever. What’s not to love about tender pieces of chicken in a sweet and savory broth with lots and lots of noodles? It’s perfect for the cold weather. This is a recipe that you’ll have to go to the Asian grocery store for — that’s where you’ll find frozen udon, dashi, mirin, and cooking sake — but once you’re there, pick up some Asian snacks too. That’s totally the best part!

The other best part is that once you have all these ingredients, you’ll be able to make this chicken udon at least 5 times because they sell frozen udon in packs of 5 and you’ll have everything you need on hand. You’re ten minutes away from chicken udon, what are you waiting for!?

Chicken Udon Recipe
serves 1

  • 1 brick frozen udon
  • 2 cups dashi
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, optional, or to taste
  • 1 chicken thigh, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • green onions, to finish
  • shichimi togarashi, if desired

Let the udon thaw out on a plate while you’re preparing the soup. In it’s frozen form, it’s typically already cooked and you just need to heat it through, so thawing it out will help it heat up faster in the broth.

While your udon is thawing, bring the dashi, soy, mirin, sake, and sugar (if using) up to a boil over medium heat. Add the chicken and simmer until it’s cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Add the udon and simmer for 1 minute or until it’s heated through.

Put everything in a deep noodle bowl and top with green onions and enjoy with shichimi togarashi, if using.

Notes: You can find frozen udon in the freezer aisles of the Asian grocery store. You can also buy dashi at the Asian grocery store, or on amazon. Instant dashi is sold as granules and you just add them to water to create dashi stock.

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