Kid Approved Chicken Udon Noodles
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 5-6 servings
Chicken Udon is a great recipe that the teenagers in your house, or the tweens, can easily help with and will also enjoy eating. This has a few modifications to make it less spicy.
  • Two boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • (All my ingredients are chosen for the low sodium content because I am striving to eat heart healthy due to high blood pressure.)
  • ¼ cup of Hoisin sauce (there are many brands at the grocery store choose the one with the least amount of salt and preservatives)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of soya sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger (we used fresh)
  • 1/ 2 cup of chicken broth - low sodium only
  • One package of fresh mushrooms (sliced thin)
  • One big package of udon noodles (four servings minimum)
  • One bunch of green onions
  1. Boil udon noodles.
  2. Brown the chicken breasts in a skillet with one tablespoon of olive oil. Remove and slice into chunks.
  3. Add mushrooms to the skillet. Continue to brown with the chicken keeping close eye on the recipe so it doesn't burn.
  4. Grate the garlic and the ginger and add to the dish.
  5. Add the ½ cup of low sodium chicken broth. I have found a very low sodium Campbell's chicken broth that I love lately.
  6. Remove udon noodles from water when they are sufficiently cooked, drain.
  7. Add the noodles to the entire mixture and then add the hoisin, and the soya and stir it up.
  8. Chop the green onions and add to the top of each dish as garnish. (leave off for kids if they do not like these)
  9. Serve and enjoy. Although this indicates it takes close to an hour to make it takes a lot less time when the kids are helping and working with you in the kitchen.
Recipe by Thrifty Mommas Tips at