Yaki udon is a simple Japanese stir fried udon noodle recipe ready in 20 minutes! Stir fried udon noodles with a savory 5 ingredient yaki udon noodle sauce.

For this recipe, I used ground chicken for chicken yaki udon but you'll also use hamburger or pork. Seafood would work also.


Yaki udon may be a stir fried Japanese udon noodle dish made with an assortment of vegetables and protein. It’s stir fried with a savory sauce made from soy and mirin. This is often different from yakisoba because they're made with different noodles. Yakisoba is additionally a stir fried Japanese noodles dish but the noodles used are much thinner. But this is often to not be confused with soba noodles which are literally made out of buckwheat flour.

Yaki udon may be a good way to use frozen udon noodles because they’re excellent in stir fries. Frozen udon noodles are great to possess available for quick meals because they cook quickly, and consistent with how you cook them, retain the chewy texture of udon noodles pretty much.



  • 2 packets udon noodles
  • 1½ cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 stalks scallions
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • Yaki Udon Noodle Sauce
  • 2½ Tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 3 bok choy quartered or halved
  • ⅓ white onion chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon mirin
  • ½ lb ground meat beef, chicken, turkey, pork
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon rice wine vinegar


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Cook the Udon Noodles
  3. Remove your udon noodles from its package and add it to a pot of boiling water. Frozen udon noodles can be added directly to the pot of boiling water. Stir gently until your udon noodles are separated and pliable. This should take 1 - 2 minutes. They come precooked so avoid overcooking them as they can get too soft.
  4. Rinse and drain your noodles under cold water. If not using right away, drizzle on a little bit of oil to keep them from sticking.
  5. Stir Fry
  6. Heat your pan over high heat and add the oil. Add in the ground meat and stir fry for 1 minute before adding the rest of your vegetables. Stir fry together for 1 minute and then add in the noodles and sauce. Continue stir frying for 3 - 4 minutes or until well combined. Serve immediately.

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