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Spicy Udon Noodle Stir Fry

by chefnatskitchen

This Udon Noodle Stir Fry is so flavorful and is ready in under 20 minutes!  The entire recipe is cooked in one skillet so the clean-up is really easy too. Huge fan of that over here!  The bell peppers give the stirfry great color and the jalapeno peppers give it a little spice. You can easily add extra if you’d like to turn up the heat a bit! The sauce is so flavorful and is only 4 ingredients. 

Ingredient Notes:

Udon Noodles: I love cooking with Udon Noodles! The texture is great and they are so easy to cook – they’re ready in about 3 mins once added to the skillet

Soy Sauce: If you don’t eat soy, you can easily substitute coconut aminos instead

Hoisin Sauce: A popular sauce in asian cuisine, hoisin sauce is a thick dark sauce with a sweet and salty flavor.  It can be found in the asian food aisle of regular grocery stores

Ground Turkey: you could use extra lean ground beef as well, but I think turkey is a nice lean option for this recipe

Fresh ginger: the ginger really adds flavor to this recipe, if you don’t have any on hand, you can use ground ginger instead

How to Make The Spicy Udon Noodle Stirfry

Turkey: Place turkey in skillet and use a spatula to break it up as it cooks.  It doesn’t have to be completely cooked through when you add the veggies because it will continue to cook

Chopping the jalapenos: Have you ever touched chopped jalapenos with your bare hands and then accidently rubbed your eye? Not fun! When I chop jalapenos I use a fork in one hand and the knife in another.  I cut the jalapeno in half (length wise), then once more length wise, and then with the knife (still holding it down with the fork) I remove the inside flesh and seeds.  I then chop it into little pieces.  Don’t touch the jalapeno with your hands – thank me later!

The Sauce: the sauce is only 4 ingredients which makes it easier to whip up!  I use a whisk to make sure it’s consistently mixed since the hoisin sauce has a pretty thick consistency

Cooking the noodles: You can put the noodles right in the same skillet as everything else, which makes clean up so much easier.  When you put the block (or blocks) of noodles into the skillet, try to move the other ingredients out of the way so they heat up quickly.  After about a minute, flip the block over, let sit for another minute so they soften.  Using a wooden spoon or spatula, break up the noodles and stir in other ingredients.

Fresh basil: I like to add this towards the end of cooking so that the basil isn’t completely wilted. It adds such good flavor and color!

Finish it off: Depending on how spicy you like your food, add 1/4-1/2 tbsp of red chili’s to each serving, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion

Spicy Udon Noodle Stirfry

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.7/5
( 3 voted )


1 lb extra lean ground turkey
14 oz udon noodles
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, ripped

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
Sea salt

Sesame seeds
Red chili's
Green onion


  1. In a skillet, place ground turkey and cook until brown, about 5 min breaking up the meat as it cooks
  2. Add bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and ginger, cook 3 mins
  3. Add sauce, basil and noodles, cook 3 mins
  4. Top with green onion, sesame seeds and chili's


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Eric May 26, 2020 - 6:55 pm

Finally as a co-worker after always watching you eat all these amazing meals I can make then myself! Thanks for sharing.

Brady June 16, 2020 - 3:44 pm

I just got done making this for my daughter who is a very picky eater. I gave it her after her soccer practice and she LOVED it. Thank you!

Gillian June 22, 2020 - 10:14 am

Such a tasty and filling meal! So easy to make, which is also a bonus. Thank you, Chef Nat!


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