These Asian Garlic Noodles are the perfect weeknight meal. Buttery, garlicky and EASY! Stove to table in under 30 minutes.
You know I’m a fan of easy weeknight meals. Between sports, homework and other commitments it’s hard for me to get dinner on the table during the week. That’s one reason why I love these Asian Garlic Noodles. They are so simple to get on the table. Start to finish is under 30 minutes and even quicker depending on what type of meat you use.
Another reason why I love these Asian Garlic Noodles is because you can use whatever you have on hand! I made them today using chicken but we’ve made them with shrimp too. You can also use whatever veggies you have on hand. Add onions, snow peas, broccoli, whatever. You’ll need to add them to the cooking process a little earlier than I did the cabbage in the recipe. Just add them with enough time that they have a slight crunch. You don’t want them too soft.
And best of all, these Asian Garlic Noodles are true to their name and pack a delicious garlic punch. Oh-so-yummy! The dish is buttery and has a hint of spice and the garlic just takes it over the top. And no worries! If you aren’t a garlic lover, you can cut the garlic back a bit so it’s not so strong. Or add some more if you want it extra potent!
- 16oz Lo Mein Noodles
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoon minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 2 chicken breasts, sliced
- 1 cup shredded cabbage,
- Chopped scallions
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain the water and set aside.
- In a large pan or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
- Add the chicken, salt and ginger and cook until chicken is done. Add the cabbage and continue to cook for about 30 seconds. Remove chicken mixture from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and saute until fragrant.
- Add the red pepper, sugar and soy sauce. Stir continuously until the sugar is dissolved. Remove pan front heat. Add the noodles and chicken and toss to coat.
- Top with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.
Depending on your grocery store you may not be able to find Lo Mein noodles at your local store. No need to drive all over town. You can substitute spaghetti noodles for the Lo Mein. No problem. And I’m not really a fan of sesame seeds, which is why I said they were optional. But my hubby loves to have some sprinkled on top of his.
Need more easy dinner ideas? Check out these Korean Beef Bowls!