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Sweet & Spicy Chili Noodles

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.

Enjoy!

Hot & Sweet Chili Noodles

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Simple chili noodles with turkey that are sweet and spicy.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 TBS. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBS.brown sugar
  • 2 TBS. tomato paste
  • 2 TBS. Sriracha
  • 3 TBS. soy sauce
  • 2 TBS. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 10 oz. Ramen or Yakisoba noodles
  • Directions

    1. In a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and saute with garlic powder, pepper and salt.
    2. 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.
    3. Stir sauce into pan with the chicken. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package instructions.
    4. Toss cooked noodles in with turkey and toss to combine. Serve topped with sesame seeds.

    2 thoughts on “Sweet & Spicy Chili Noodles

    1. I like ramen, too. Thank goodness we have the option of losing the flavor packet for healthier options. πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒ

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