This delicious stir-fry is similar to yakisoba, but is made with thick, white udon noodles and tossed with a much simpler sauce. Often used in soups, udon noodles are also delicious fried--the texture is just awesome because they are chewy. Try to find frozen or fresh udon noodles. Dried udon noodles will work, too, but you'll lose some of the signature texture.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook udon in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water.

  • Meanwhile, warm olive oil in large saucepan or wok over medium heat. Add chicken and saute until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, cabbage, carrots, and garlic. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, allowing vegetables to maintain most of their crispness.

  • Pour soy sauce over vegetables and chicken; saute 1 to 2 minutes more. Add udon noodles and toss well. Mix in gojuchang and ketchup, thoroughly combining to mix all the flavors. Season with salt and pepper.


Cook's Note:

Boneless chicken thighs may be used in place of boneless chicken breasts, if preferred.

Orange of yellow bell pepper can be substituted for red, if you'd like.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; 6 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 792 mg sodium. 35.2 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 3 stars
Not our favorite but not bad, we didn't care for the sauce. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Lots of prep but worth it. I used sriracha instead of Korean chili paste as spouse doesn't liKe blazing hot Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Lot of prep work, yeah, but well worth it. I doubled the recipe and did 4 times the onions. Massive hit. The skillet was so cleaned out it almost did not need to be washed. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family loved this! I made everything as written except I couldn’t find the Udon noodles frozen so I had to settle for the dry udon noodles. I also increased the soy sauce just a bit. Perfect amount of heat if you like it spicy! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Asian recipes don't include olive oil. So I used another more appropriate oil. I 'm making this but I don't think I will use the korean hot pepper paste. Too strong.After I eat this I will know if it's good or not. Good luck to me. Read More