Teriyaki chicken with broccoli and udon noodles garnished with sesame seeds in a round white bowl with bamboo chopsticks on a bamboo mat on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl incorporates udon noodles with chicken and broccoli, all covered in a homemade teriyaki sauce.

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When we lived in Orlando, we would go to a restaurant called Bentos and I would always get Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls every time. It was so good…. udon noodles, chicken, and broccoli with teriyaki sauce. It seemed like such a simple meal, but I never made it for myself.

Part of the problem was finding the udon noodles. I had been looking for a long time, both in Florida and Texas, and finally found some udon noodles at our local HEB grocery store! So, I bought them, hoping to make a copycat recipe, and got really close on my first try!

I used the recipe for homemade teriyaki sauce from my 100 Days of Real Food book and just decided to wing it from there to make my own teriyaki sauce. As I said, the ingredients seemed easy, so I just started cooking to see what we ended up with. 

Well, it’s not precisely Bentos because I’m sure they have some secret ingredient in their delicious sauce. But it satisfied that craving for me. And it’s good enough to have at home since we aren’t anywhere near Bentos anymore!

Substitutions & Additions

Next time I want to try to add some bell peppers into the mix. I think some chopped red bell pepper would be a great addition to this easy recipe. Justin said he would add some red pepper flakes to give it a bit of a kick but I prefer to keep it a sweet teriyaki sauce.

You can also add any of the following:

  • Ramen noodles, rice noodles, lo mein noodles, or other Asian noodles in place of the udon noodles
  • Diced spring onion or green onions
  • Snow peas or snap peas or any of your favorite veggies
  • Chicken thighs instead of chicken breast if you prefer dark meat
  • Baby corn
  • Water chestnuts

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 oz udon noodles
  • 1 bunch broccoli (chopped)
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, cut into strips)

Preparation

In a small mixing bowl, use a wire whisk to combine the soy sauce, cilantro, ginger, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and garlic to make your teriyaki sauce. 

Teriyaki sauce with cilantro in a small stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

In a medium saucepan, sauté the broccoli over medium-high heat in one tbsp of olive oil for about 5-7 minutes, until it starts to brown. 

Roasted broccoli in a medium saucepan on a wooden surface

Remove the broccoli from the pan. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and sauté the chicken until it is cooked through and golden brown.

Bite-sized pieces of cooked chicken in a medium saucepan on a wooden surface

Return the broccoli to the pan and pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and broccoli. 

Chicken and broccoli in teriyaki sauce in a medium saucepan on a wooden surface

Gently add the udon noodles until they are covered with the sauce. Stir until the noodles are soft. Mix the cooked noodles with the rest of the meal.

Teriyaki chicken with broccoli and udon noodles in a medium saucepan on a wooden surface

Serve warm garnished with sesame seeds. 

Teriyaki chicken with broccoli and udon noodles garnished with sesame seeds in a round white bowl with bamboo chopsticks on a bamboo mat on a wooden surface (vertical)

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl Leftovers

Storage: The best way to store leftovers is in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If you know you will have leftovers, I suggest leaving the noodles al dente so they can soften when you reheat the meal.

Reheating: For the best results, reheat leftovers in a small sauce pan over medium heat until warmed through, about 5-10 minutes. If the sauce is too thick or has absorbed into the chicken and noodles, add a small amount of water or chicken broth as it heats. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 30, 2016

Last Updated On: September 19, 2023

Teriyaki chicken with broccoli and udon noodles garnished with sesame seeds in a round white bowl with bamboo chopsticks on a bamboo mat on a wooden surface

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl incorporates udon noodles with chicken and broccoli, all covered in a homemade teriyaki sauce.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
|
Asian
Keyword:
chicken
|
noodles
|
teriyaki
Servings: 4
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 oz udon noodles
  • 1 bunch broccoli (chopped)
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, cut into strips)

Instructions

  • Whisk the soy sauce, cilantro, ginger, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and garlic in a small bowl to make a teriyaki sauce
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, saute the broccoli in 1 tbsp olive oil until browned, about 5-7 minutes
  • When the broccoli has browned, remove and set aside, covering to keep warm
  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil to the pan and saute the chicken until cooked through
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the broccoli and teriyaki sauce to the pan
  • Gently add in the udon noodles until covered with sauce, stirring until they are soft
  • Serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 2398mg100%
Potassium 960mg27%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1048IU21%
Vitamin C 138mg167%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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48 thoughts on “Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl”

  1. I love teryaki chicken! Especially with broccoli! I am obssessed with steamed broccoli and when you pair it with chicken it is a meal fit for a queen!…. or tired mom!

    1. I think the only “unhealthy” part would be the sodium because of the teriyaki sauce. But if you go for the low-sodium options on the soy sauce and other ingredients you could probably bring that down a bit.

  2. Looks delicious! That is great you have managed to make a similar dish now that you can’t enjoy it at a restaurant. I must try it sometime, I will add udon noddles to my shopping list!

    1. The first time I had udon noodles was when we went to the restaurant that was the inspiration for this meal. They are delicious and one of my favorite types of noodles now.

  3. This looks so yummy! When we went to China, I bought a beautiful set of chopsticks and love to use them whenever I can. This is the perfect recipe for that!

  4. This looks delicious! Noodle dishes were my favourite to make at university, as I could squeeze so many veggies in, and there was always so much flavour! This one looks like a great recipe to try!

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