Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Saucy Gochujang Noodles with Chicken

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time


3 tablespoons soy sauce

2-3 tablespoons gochujang sauce (like this one, affiliate link)

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons water

1-2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 clove minced garlic

1-2 cups broth or water for thinning the sauce

1 pound ground chicken (could also use pork)

1/2 teaspoon salt

freshly ground black pepper

2 packets ramen or stir fry noodles (just the noodles)

1-2 cups fresh spinach

1/4 cup chives, scallions, cilantro, basil, or whatever herbs you like for topping

salt to taste

1 tablespoon chili oil for finishing

1 tablespoon sesame seeds for finishing


Whisk the sauce ingredients (except the extra broth) in a small bowl or shake together in a jar. It should form a thick sauce.

Cook the chicken in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Boil the noodles for just a few minutes to soften. Drain and set aside.

When the chicken is done, add spinach, cooked noodles, and sauce to the pan, keeping it over medium high heat. Toss to combine; heat until the spinach is wilted. Add extra water or broth to thin the sauce, a little at a time, to get the sauciness that you like (I usually add about 1 1/2 cups total).

Serve topped with fresh herbs, scallions, chili oil, sesame seeds, and whatever else you like.


Serving Size




Total Fat

17.4 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0.1 g


96.3 mg


1012.2 mg

Total Carbohydrate

41.9 g

Dietary Fiber

2.5 g

Total Sugars

7.3 g


28.6 g

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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