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Dan Dan Noodles Recipe

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into small strips)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (plus more for cooking the chicken)
  • 1 (6 ounces) package chow mein noodles
  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup green onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (minced)
  • The ½ cup of soy sauce
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic-chili sauce
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • A ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup peanuts


  1. Heat about 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Stir fry chicken breast pieces until they are fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees). Remove chicken from the wok.
  2. Prepare noodles according to the package directions (they usually boil for 3 to 5 minutes). Heat 2 more tablespoons of peanut oil in the wok, reduce heat to medium. Add garlic, ginger, and green onion and stir fry for just a few seconds (be careful that the garlic doesn’t burn).
  3. Add soy sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar, and chili-garlic sauce. Combine cornstarch with a ½ cup of cold water and stir it into the sauce. Simmer the sauce for about 2 minutes or until it thickens. Once thick add the chicken and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Place cooked noodles onto a serving plate. Spoon the chicken and sauce over the noodles (or you can mix everything together if you want). Garnish with peanuts before serving.
  • Author: Bobby