These tasty dragon noodles recipe will blow your mind! Like many of our favorite pasta recipes, dragon noodles come together in under 30 minutes. You don’t have to travel to any of those cities to enjoy this dish, though.
I’ll teach you how to make dragon noodles recipe so you can enjoy it right in your own kitchen – no plane ticket (or shoes) required. Perfect for busy families, this recipe will wow you with its fast prep time and incredible zesty flavor.
Let’s start cooking these noodles!
What I Love About Dragon Noodles Recipe
Dragon noodles recipe is a yummy weeknight meal when you want great flavor, fast. I love this recipe:
- Spicy, delicious sauce
- Quick prep time
- Loads of veggies
Chinese Noodles Recipe Notes
Chinese noodles are a favorite because they’re so easy to prepare and the sauce tastes great on everything! Here are a few tips to help you make this meal amazing.
Stir Fry Noodles Ingredient Notes
Noodles: Stir fry noodles are often made with lo mein noodles. Don’t worry if your grocer doesn’t carry them. If you can find fresh lo mein noodles, definitely give them a try in this recipe, although the dry version works just fine.
Ramen noodles are a good substitute too, although they’re not quite as thick. You can substitute spaghetti noodles or linguini in a pinch.
Try replacing some of the noodles or just adding in some of those nifty spiralized veggies. Zucchini or yellow squash, broccoli stalks, cabbage, even the carrots in this dish, will all work well after a trip through your spiralizer and will mix in with the noodles perfectly.
Soy sauce: Sometimes this popular condiment can be pretty darn salty. Look for the low-sodium variety if you’re concerned about salt content. The low-sodium soy sauce usually has a green lid on the bottle.
Sriracha: Sriracha is super spicy and a little goes a long way! If you have sensitive palates in your family, decrease the amount of sriracha you use.
Sesame oil: Sesame oil comes in a plain and a toasted version. Toasted sesame oil has an intense flavor that might be a little strong for picky eaters. Look for regular (light) sesame oil in your grocer’s international aisle, instead.
Chicken: While our recipe calls for chicken, dragon noodles recipe would also be delicious made with your favorite protein, such as pork, shrimp or tofu-for vegetarian option.
Vegetables- I like to cut the veggies – carrots, peppers, and onions, into thin pieces that mimic the long noodles so they easily load onto the fork. These three ingredients add bright spots of color to the dish and a complementary crunch.
Chicken and Egg Noodles Storing Tips
Chicken and egg noodles (or any type of noodles) should be stored in the fridge in a container with a tight-fitting lid. You don’t want any of that incredible sauce to drip out!
Can You Freeze This?
Many noodles turn mushy when frozen and reheated. To avoid this, we suggest freezing everything but the noodles. The chicken, veggies, and sauce can be combined in a freezer-safe container.
When you’re ready to eat your dragon noodles recipe, thaw the mixture and add it to your freshly-cooked noodles. Perfect every time!
Make Ahead Tips
Dragon noodles recipe are a great choice for a make-ahead meal. You can prepare the sauce (step 2) in advance and store it in an airtight container. You can also pre-chop the veggies several days in advance.
You can even pre-cook the chicken and dice it a few days ahead of when you plan to eat it. When you’re ready to serve your dragon noodles recipe, cook and drain the noodles, then combine all of the prepared ingredients in the same pan. You’ll be eating in no time!
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
Once cooked, leftovers are safe and fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge.
Asian Noodles Recipe Variations
Asian noodles are a great choice for every family because they’re so adaptable and versatile. Make substitutions based on what you have in the fridge or pantry, and according to your family’s tastes.
What Other Recipes Can I Make With Lo Mein Noodles?
If you love slurping the noodles in lo mein, we think you’ll also love our chicken lo mein recipe.
Can I Use Beef Instead?
Make a delicious beef lo mein by using beef stir fry. You can slice the beef yourself, or pre-cut beef strips may be available in your butcher department. If you have a steak-loving crew, another tasty option is beef chow mein.
Can I Make This Into Chow Mein?
Crispy fried noodles? Yes, please! We think you’ll love our chow mein recipe. Chicken chow mein combines crunchy noodles with zesty chicken and veggies for a satisfying meal any night.
Is Shrimp A Good Substitute In This Recipe?
Seafood is always a healthy and delicious choice. Try our shrimp chow mein or shrimp lo mein for variations on classic Chinese favorites.
Can I Use Rice Noodle Instead?
Rice noodles are quick-cooking, with many varieties cooking for only 2-3 minutes. One of our favorite rice noodle recipe is this rice noodle stir fry.
- 12 ounces lo mein noodles
- 3 tablespoons canola oil divided
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon chili oil more according to your heat tolerance
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
- 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 boneless chicken breast halves cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup green onions sliced on the diagonal into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 cup carrots cut into matchsticks
- 1 red bell pepper seeds removed, cut into matchsticks
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- Cook noodles according to package instructions and drain well.
- Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, rice wine, chili oil, Sriracha sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and water. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat oil until shimmering. Season chicken with teaspoon salt and pepper. Add the chicken to skillet and cook, over medium-high heat, until chicken is cooked through, 3-5 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil and stir fry the green onions, carrots, and red bell pepper, over high heat, just until tender-crisp. Add the garlic to veggies and cook until fragrant.
- Add the noodles, sauce, and chicken back to the skillet, turning the heat down to low, and heat through. Adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds and serve.
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More Noodles Recipes
Does your family love noodles? We do! Check out these other delectable noodle dishes:
- Pork Lo Mein – go loco over this stir-fried noodle!
- Vegetable Chow Mein – kids will love veggies from now on!
- Thai Noodles – a quick Asian inspired noodles
- Chicken Ramen – a perfect comfort food!
- Pad Thai – fresh and quick to cook dinner
Dragon Noodles recipe can be on your table in less than 30 minutes which means it’s a perfect weeknight option. The lo mein is pretty resilient too, so leftovers reheat just fine. Just make sure you have a tall glass of water, icy cold beer, or fire extinguisher standing by once the flames start flying.
Have you made this recipe? Do you have questions? Please leave a comment below.
Robert Rose says
Unfortunately I didn’t have rice wine or sherry but gave it a wack Noodles were OK. Flavor was decent however next time I think I will omit the water. I need to get the rice wine…some oyster sauce might not be a bad idea too. They are on the verge of being great!
I made these dragon noodles a few weeks ago, and I have to say that they were the best noodles I have tried. I made some for the family and they devoured it as soon as it hit their plates. I struggle with pastas often being dry, however, this sauce made the chicken, pasta, and veggies flavorful and not dry! So good totally will make again!