Peppercorn Mélange Chicken and Udon Noodles in Lemongrass-Sake Broth

The pairing of Peppercorn Mélange and sake adds heat and floral notes to this Japanese-inspired meal-in-one udon noodle bowl with grilled chicken, shiitake mushrooms and vegetables.
20 min
25 min


  • 2 teaspoons (10 mililiters) Peppercorn Melange , divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mililiters) sea salt from Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1 1/4 pounds (625 grams) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 pieces (4-inches/10 cm each) lemon grass
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mililiters) sesame oil
  • 4 heads baby bok choy, cut in half lengthwise
  • 8 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 cups (1250 mililiters) Chicken Stock
  • 1/3 cup (75 mililiters) dry sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mililiters) Organic Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 cup (125 mililiters) snow peas
  • 1/4 cup (60 mililiters) red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup (60 mililiters) yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 packages (about 7 ounces/200 g each) precooked/instant udon noodles , cooked as directed on package


  • 1 Place 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of the peppercorns in large resealable plastic bag. Close tightly. Pound with a rolling pin, mallet or heavy skillet until coarsely cracked. Mix with sea salt. Press seasoning mixture onto both sides of chicken breasts. Grill over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through, turning frequently. Keep warm
  • 2 Place remaining 1 teaspoon (5 ml) peppercorns and lemon grass stalks in the center of a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Tie tightly with a long piece of string
  • 3 Heat sesame oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add bok choy and shitake mushrooms; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, sake, ginger and the spice bundle; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Add snow peas and bell peppers; simmer 5 minutes longer or until tender-crisp. Remove spice bundle
  • 4 Slice chicken diagonally into thin slices. Divide noodles, broth mixture and chicken among soup bowls.


(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.