Japanese Chicken Udon

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Japanese chicken udon served with shirataki noodles, top down.

And in celebrating this milestone, we thought it’d be fitting to share a variation of one of our first recipes we published here on LCA with this Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles recipe!

Much like how there are different variations of pasta, there are many variation of udon such as tempura, kitsune (fried sweet tofu), vegetable, etc.  And although they all use the same base, the subtle differences in the main ingredients really does change the profile and complexion of the dish.

Japanese chicken udon served with shirataki noodles being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

In this recipe, using chicken instead of beef gives the soup broth more oil and brings out the subtleties of the dashi broth to the forefront.  I really do enjoy both styles of udon and hopefully you will as well!

And just like the beef udon counter-part, this one is super easy to make as well!  We start with making some Dashi to serve as the soup base.  From there, we simply add some Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Soy Sauce, Japanese cooking sake and salt for the flavors along with cut cubed chicken.   Once all that is cooked, we simply finish up with some Shirataki Noodles and green onions!  Simply as that and it’ll probably will take you less then 10 minutes to make!

Japanese chicken udon served with shirataki noodles being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

This dish is a delicate balance between sweet and saltiness paired with a perfect umami finish at only ~1g net carbs per serving.  It’s really is a great dish to have when you are in the mood to eat something on the lighter side.

Now, let’s get making this Japanese Chicken Udon recipe!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Cooking Time 5M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Serving 2

Ingredients

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Make 2 cups of Dashi in a stovetop pot.

3) In the meantime, slice green onion at 45 degree angle and set aside.

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4) Cut chicken into 1/2 x 1/2 inch blocks and set aside.

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5) Bring Dashi to a boil on high heat.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, add chicken into stovetop pot followed by Soy Sauce, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Japanese sake and salt.  Cover 7/8 of the way and cook for 3-5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.  Once chicken is cooked, taste and adjust with salt to preference.

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6) In the meantime, prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and washing noodles under cold water.  Set aside in a bowl.

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7) Add Shirataki Noodles into the stovetop pot, transfer to serving bowl and top with green onions and sprinkle of optional Togarashi.

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Japanese Chicken Udon

The BEST recipe for Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles. Enjoy this delicious traditional Japanese recipe at only ~1g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chicken udon, Japanese udon recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 265kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Chicken Thigh boneless and skinless
  • 2 cups Dashi
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend or sweetener of choice
  • 1/8 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1 stalk Green Onion
  • 8 oz Shirataki Noodles or noodle of choice
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi optional to taste

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (11)
  • Make 2 cups of Dashi in a stovetop pot.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (1)
  • In the meantime, slice green onion at 45 degree angle and set aside.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (3)
  • Cut chicken into 1/2 x 1/2 inch blocks and set aside.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (2)
  • Bring Dashi to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, add chicken into stovetop pot followed by Soy Sauce, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Japanese sake and salt. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Once chicken is cooked, taste and adjust with salt to preference.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (21)
  • In the meantime, prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and washing noodles under cold water. Set aside in a bowl.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (4)
  • Add Shirataki Noodles into the stovetop pot, transfer to serving bowl and top with green onions and sprinkle of optional Togarashi.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (23)

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Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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