Savory Symphony: Chicken Japchae (Stir-Fried Glass Noodles)


Experience the delightful fusion of textures and flavors with Savory Symphony: Chicken Japchae. This popular Korean dish features stir-fried glass noodles with chicken, a medley of colorful vegetables, and a perfectly balanced soy-sesame sauce. Each bite is a harmonious blend of savory chicken, chewy noodles, and crisp veggies, making it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

Savory Symphony: Chicken Japchae (Stir-Fried Glass Noodles)

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4 people
  • Serving Size: A hearty bowl per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 720mg
  • Cholesterol: 50mg


Noodles & Chicken

  • 200g (7 oz) dried glass noodles (sweet potato noodles)
  • 400g (14 oz) chicken breast, thinly sliced


  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups spinach, blanched and squeezed dry
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, sliced


  • 60ml (2 oz) soy sauce
  • 30ml (1 oz) sesame oil
  • 20g (0.7 oz) sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pepper to taste


  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions, chopped

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook the Noodles: Boil glass noodles as per package instructions, then rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. Prepare the Chicken: Marinate chicken slices in half of the sauce for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir-Fry the Chicken and Vegetables: In a large pan, stir-fry chicken until cooked. Remove and stir-fry vegetables until tender-crisp.
  4. Combine Everything: Add the noodles and remaining sauce to the pan with vegetables. Return chicken to the pan and mix everything well.
  5. Serve: Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Noodle Texture: Don’t overcook the noodles to keep their chewy texture.
  • Balanced Flavors: Adjust the seasoning of the sauce to taste before adding to the noodles.
  • Variations: Feel free to add or substitute vegetables based on preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of noodle?

Sweet potato noodles are traditional, but you can use other types like rice noodles.

Is it possible to make this dish vegetarian?

Yes, simply omit the chicken and add more vegetables or tofu.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.