A quick and easy, complete meal, made with packaged noodles and seasoning powder!
Yakisoba, a Japanese stir-fried noodle dish, is a simple and delicious dish that you can’t possibly go wrong with. As with any stir fry, the dish includes a variety of vegetables and proteins of your choice. Cabbage, bell peppers, and carrots are common additions, but you could really add whatever suits your taste. I kept it simple with red bell peppers, onions, chicken, cabbage, and green onions. Yakisoba sauce is salty with a slight tang that resembles Worchestershire sauce. This recipe is “half-homemade” as it utilizes packaged Yakisoba powder, which is ideal for anyone who may not have that much time to cook.
The frozen noodles and sauce packet I use is Maruchan Nama Yakisoba Noodles. They can be purchased at Japanese/East Asian supermarkets or online. A pack of 4 costs roughly $5-6. If you want a homemade sauce, you can easily make one with 4-5 ingredients! The noodles taste best cooked in a wok over a large flame. If you do not have a wok, a skillet with a large surface area works well also.
Chicken & Veggie Yakisoba
total cook time: 20 min.
yield: 3 servings
- 14 g. or 1 tbsp. oil
- 3 g. or 1/2 tsp. salt
- 120 g. or 1 medium bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 60 g. or 1/2 medium onion
- 4-6 oz. sliced chicken breast or thigh
- 105 g. or 1 1/2 c. chopped cabbage
- 40 g. or 3 stalks green onion, sliced into 1 inch long pieces
- 2 packs yakisoba noodles with sauce powder
- In a skillet, heat oil over high heat and add bell peppers and onion. Saute for 2 minutes and add in the chicken. Cook for 4 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Season with salt.
- Add in the cabbage and green onion and saute for an additional 3-5 minutes. Set the vegetables and chicken aside.
- Add 1 cup of water to a boil in the skillet and add 2 packs of yakisoba noodles. Cook for 2 minutes or until the noodles separate. Drain the noodles.
- Add in the two packs of seasoning powder and the vegetables and chicken. Add in some water if the noodles are too dry. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the sauce is incorporated.
- Serve and enjoy!
- The noodles can be refrigerated for up to 3 days in an airtight container
- For a vegetarian version, omit the meat and substitute with eggs, mushrooms, or tofu
- The noodles are not gluten-free. They are made of wheat.