Easy and spicy Asian inspired chili oil noodles are honestly one of my favorite things right now!
I’ve been working out a lot lately, which means that I’m extra hungry. As a food blogger, I’m already to begin with, so this extra hunger calls for some delicious reinforcements.
This is where this recipe comes in. This deliciously filling recipe will awaken your taste buds and make a quick and easy dinner a breeze.
About Chili Oil
Have you had chili oil? Chili oil is exactly what it sounds like – chili peppers and oil.
You can use many different types of oil and hot peppers, and sometimes chili oil will have other elements like soybeans or peanuts.
This is a super common condiment in Chinese cuisine. One of my favorite thing about Chinese food is getting the house-made chili oil and seeing how much of it I can handle. I’m a glutton for punishment.
Let me warn you – it’s HOT. But it is SO good, and as you start incorporating chili oil into your dishes, you won’t want to stop.
I always buy my chili oil at my local Asian grocery store. Luckily, there are two stores within a mile of my house, so it’s super convenient for me.
You could buy chili oil at a large grocery store, but I like supporting locally owned family store whenever I can. Plus, Asian grocery stores always have a great variety of sauces, a fantastic noodle selection, and I always learn something about food every time I go.
If for some reason you can’t find it at the store, you can always buy some on Amazon. I’ve linked a good option here.
About the Recipe – Easy and Spicy Asian Inspired Chili Oil Noodles
So now that you have your chili oil, let’s talk about this recipe.
A lot of the inspiration for this recipe came from a recipe I posted a few weeks ago – my easy spicy sticky glazed Asian meatballs. I just loved putting a different spin on meatballs, and it got me thinking, what if I put a different spin on pasta?
Think of these noodles plus the meatballs as an Asian spaghetti and meatball recipe. My Italian ancestors are probably very upset with me, but hey, I like pushing boundaries….especially when they are this delicious.
The sauce is really, really good. It’s sweet, it’s spicy, and it has great umami flavor. When you add noodles and meatballs, this is just a big spicy bowl of comfort food.
As for the noodles, you can use your favorite kind, whether it’s pasta, a rice noodle, or a noodle from your local Asian store. I used Healthy Noodle, an awesome product I found a while ago at Costco. It’s essentially a low cal rice noodle, and it is delish!
I hope you guys love this one as much as I did. Be sure to comment and rate the recipe if you try it, and make sure you share it by clicking the share buttons for Pinterest or Facebook below!
Common Chili Oil Questions
What can I cook with chili oil?
There are many thinks you can cook with chili oil. The most common use of chili oil is as a condiment.
You can add chili oil to noodles, meats, roasted vegetables, or plant based proteins like tofu. This spicy and delicious condiment adds flavor to any dish.
Is chili oil healthy?
Chilis are very good for you. Spicy foods have been shown to be good for reducing heart disease.
Where do I buy chili oil?
You can buy chili oil at your local Asian supermarket, or at an Asian aisle of a good grocery store.
How long does chili oil last?
Chili oil will last a long time. Once the jar is opened, it should last for at least 6 months, if you don’t eat it all before then!
More Easy Dinner Ideas:
Here are some more easy dinner recipe ideas!
One Pot Easy Sausage and Spinach Orzo Recipe: This recipe is incredibly delicious and all done in one pot! Minimal cleanup, maximum flavor!
Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps: Delicious, juicy, and spicy shrimp are wrapped in lettuce with carrots and peanuts in this absolutely flavor packed, healthy, and fresh recipe.
Crispy Tofu with Spicy Cilantro Oil: If you’re looking for more spicy recipes, this crispy tofu recipe is for you! The spicy cilantro oil is a delicious condiment that you’ll want to put on everything!
Easy and Spicy Asian Inspired Chili Oil Noodles Ingredients
- 8 oz noodles of your choice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup sweet and sour sauce
- 2 tbsp chili oil
- sesame seeds, for serving
Cook noodles according to package directions.
In a small pot over medium heat, combine soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, and chili oil.
Mix well and let simmer on medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
Combine the sauce with cooked noodles and mix well. Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!