I love experimenting with my husband’s lunches.
I don’t mean I’m concocting some kind of weird things to put in his lunches like worms and dirt. I like to mix it up between the things he really likes, while occasionally slipping in something new for him to try.
He likes a specific flavors and textures, so I try to work around that. He’s an avid fan of spicy foods, so that’s what inspired this dish.
I used some leftover ramen I had in a Costco box I impulse bought a few weeks ago so I ditched the flavored sauce that went with it and used it with a homemade chili sauce.
This dish turned out so good I wanted to keep it all for myself. I portioned it out for him to take to work but I did sneak a few bites here and there.
You can use whatever noodles you like, but I recommend sticking with yakisoba or ramen. They both soak up flavors so well.
Hot & Sweet Chili Noodles
Simple chili noodles with turkey that are sweet and spicy.
- In a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and saute with garlic powder, pepper and salt.
- Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, saute garlic in a little bit of oil over medium high heat for 1 minute. Stir in soy sauce, Sriracha, brown sugar, ginger, rice vinegar, tomato paste, red chili flakes and water/chicken broth. Stir, heating, until well combined.
- Stir sauce into pan with the chicken. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package instructions.
- Toss cooked noodles in with turkey and toss to combine. Serve topped with sesame seeds.