Garlic Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken

15 minutes
30 minutes
45 minutes
2 to 3
Garlic noodles with teriyaki chicken is the ultimate comfort dish bursting with so much umami flavor! From the creamy butter sauce coating the udon to the sweet and savory teriyaki sauce glazing the BBQ chicken, it is absolute perfection from start to finish. Inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County, I hope you love this as much as I do if not more!
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Garlic Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken

Garlic noodles with teriyaki chicken is the ultimate comfort dish bursting with so much umami flavor! From the creamy butter sauce coating the udon to the sweet and savory teriyaki sauce glazing the BBQ chicken, it is absolute perfection from start to finish. Inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County, I hope you love this as much as I do if not more!

Making the Teriyaki Chicken

One of my go-to easy dinners I come back to every single week is teriyaki chicken. It never fails to impress and it’s just so easy to make. I typically make a batch of teriyaki sauce in advance and just keep it in the fridge whenever I’m craving it. I highly recommend this hack if you fancy it as much as I do. Here are all the ingredients you need for teriyaki sauce:

  • sesame oil
  • low-sodium soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • brown sugar
  • black pepper
  • minced garlic
  • ginger paste
  • water + cornstarch

Here are the ingredients you need for the chicken marinade:

  • chicken thighs, boneless & skinless
  • olive oil or avocado oil
  • smoked paprika
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes

The Garlic Noodles

Garlic Noodles are one of my husband’s favorite dishes so it was very important for me to perfect the dish! It is so easy to make, you only need a handful of ingredients, and it takes about 10 minutes to make if you’re a speedster like me. The dish is also super versatile – you could keep it vegetarian, serve it with chicken, or even opt for steak! Here is everything you need:

  • cooked udon noodles
  • butter
  • garlic
  • soy sauce
  • oyster sauce
  • heavy cream
  • parmesan
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • white sugar

Start by melting down some butter in a pan and saute some garlic in until fragrant and toasted. Add in soy sauce, oyster sauce, heavy cream, parmesan, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Mix together well and bring to a simmer over medium heat until it thickens slightly. Taste it to make sure it’s to your liking and there you have creamy garlic butter suace in 5 minutes.

Let’s talk noodles now! My favorite noodles to use are udon noodles because they’re thick and super chewy. I just buy them from the international aisle in the grocery store and they come in precooked packages. I just flash-cook them a bit more in boiled water to make them extra chewy and soft. Feel free to use any noodles you like for this recipe though. You are not limited to udon. You can use spaghetti, bucatini, chow mein, or any sort of Asian noodles you fancy.

Once you flash boil the noodles, add them to the garlic butter sauce and toss all around to coat each nood evenly.

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Garlic Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken

Garlic noodles with teriyaki chicken is the ultimate comfort dish bursting with so much umami flavor! From the creamy butter sauce coating the udon to the sweet and savory teriyaki sauce glazing the BBQ chicken, it is absolute perfection from start to finish. Inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County, I hope you love this as much as I do if not more!

Garlic noodles with teriyaki chicken is the ultimate comfort dish bursting with so much umami flavor! From the creamy butter sauce coating the udon to the sweet and savory teriyaki sauce glazing the BBQ chicken, it is absolute perfection from start to finish. Inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County, I hope you love this as much as I do if not more!

15 minutes
30 minutes
45 minutes
2 to 3

Ingredients

CHICKEN
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 4 pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
TERIYAKI SAUCE
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
GARLIC NOODLES
  • 2 7-ounce packages cooked udon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • dash of salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
FOR SERVING
  • green onions, chopped
  • toasted sesame seeds, garnish

Instructions

MAKE THE TERIYAKI CHICKEN
  1. To a bowl, add the chicken thighs and season with chili powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and olive oil.
  2. Mix together to marinade evenly and set aside.
  3. To another bowl or measuring cup, add the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce: sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, black pepper, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Whisk together well.
  4. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs in, making sure not to crowd them.
  5. Sear on one side for 2 to 3 minutes and then flip over and repeat. Then drop the heat to medium or medium-low for 2 to 3 minutes again just until the chicken is fully cooked in the center.
  6. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pan.
  7. To the same pan, add in the teriyaki sauce. Bring to a soft boil and then drop the heat to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Mix together the cornstarch with water to make a slurry and add it to the pan. Stir together until the teriyaki sauce thickens.
  9. Add the chicken back in and fully coat in the teriyaki sauce on both sides. Take off the heat.
GARLIC NOODLES
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the butter.
  2. Once melted, add in the minced garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant and toasted.
  3. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, cream, parmesan, salt, black pepper, and white sauce. Mix together well.
  4. Toss in the noodles to fully coat the udon in the butter sauce.
  5. Plate the noodles with chicken on top and finish off with a garnish of green onions and sesame seeds to enjoy.
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