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Yock Noodles Recipe with Chicken

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Calories: 627.51|Fat: 30.17|Carbohydrates: 49.31|Protein: 37.97 | 40 minutes
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The Yock noodles come together with tenderly simmered chicken in broth, combined with spaghetti noodles, chicken broth, hard-boiled eggs, freshly diced green onions, and a comforting blend of Creole seasonings.
chicken yock noodles

Chicken Yock Noodles is a delightful dish that combines the best of both worlds – the comforting essence of Asian chicken noodle soup and the bold flavors of Creole cuisine with Louisiana’s flair. It’s a bowl of pure comfort and heartiness and New Orleans best-kept secret to sober up in the morning after a hangover!

The flavorful chicken broth is enriched with Creole spices like paprika, thyme, oregano, and a touch of cayenne for that signature Cajun kick. Tender strips of chicken, and optionally, succulent shrimp, are marinated in Creole seasoning and soy sauce, adding depth to the noodles. But what sets the Yock noodles apart is the spaghetti noodles. Instead of traditional egg noodles, spaghetti is used, creating a unique texture that’s both slurp-worthy and satisfying. The dish is topped with hard-boiled eggs for added protein and garnished with fresh scallions, providing a burst of freshness and color.

Why you’ll Like it

  • Southern Comfort: Chicken Yock noodles dish in a rich broth carries the essence of Southern cuisine with Creole zest. 
  • Umami: The Creole seasoning, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce infuse the dish with layers of umami and spice.
  • Soul Food: It’s the perfect remedy for chilly evenings or when you’re seeking a comforting, one-bowl meal.

Tips & Tricks For Chicken Yock

  • Use chicken thighs for extra flavor and tenderness.
  • To save time, use precooked shrimp; just add them near the end to heat through. If you don’t have any shrimp just use chicken.
  • Cook the spaghetti noodles until they’re al dente to prevent overcooking in the broth.
  • Adjust the spice level by adding or reducing cayenne pepper.

Variations & Ingredient Substitutions


  • Meat Chicken thighs and drumsticks can make a great stew. However, if you prefer you can also use chicken breast and cut it into strips so that it cooks faster and looks perfect in a finished bowl. In truth, any meat can be used in the yock a mein including brisket, stew meat, pork, pork belly, sausage, shrimp, and lobster.
  • Chicken broth You can use store-bought chicken broth or homemade chicken broth. Bear in mind that the success of your yok is mostly determined by the authentic taste of the broth.
  • Sauces – Soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  • Spices and seasonings Creole seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne, thyme, and black pepper.
  • SpaghettiThough the mein refers to noodles, traditionally this dish uses spaghetti since noodles are hard to find and expensive.
  • ToppingsHard or soft-boiled egg, green onions, and hot chili sauce are all optional according to your preferences.


  • Go vegetarian: Skip the meat and shrimp and add your favorite vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers.
  • Spicy kick: Increase the cayenne for a spicier version.
  • Thai twist: Replace some seasonings with Thai curry paste for a unique fusion.

chicken yock a mein noodles

Storing Chicken Yock Noodles

  • Leftovers: Allow chicken yock noodles to cool before storing in an airtight container for up to 2 days. If components are separate, store them individually to maintain the noodle texture and prevent them from absorbing excess liquid.
  • Freeze: Freeze for longer storage, ensuring airtight packaging, and thaw gradually before reheating.

How to serve chicken yock noodles

  • Serve Chicken Yock noodles piping hot in large bowls.
  • Top each portion with slices of boiled eggs and a generous sprinkle of chopped scallions.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, offer hot sauce on the side for those who crave more heat.
  • Accompany this comforting dish with warm crusty bread or a simple green salad.

chicken yatga mein served in borth

Health Info

  • Calories: 627.51
  • Sugar: 4.64
  • Sodium: 2334.6
  • Fat: 30.17
  • Carbohydrates: 49.31
  • Fiber: 2.69
  • Protein: 37.97
chicken yock noodles

Chicken Yock Recipe (Yock a Mein)

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Author caroline sciberras
Servings 4 people
Calories 627.51
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Fat: 30.17|Carbohydrates: 49.31|Protein: 37.97


The Yock noodles come together with tenderly simmered chicken in broth, combined with spaghetti noodles, chicken broth, hard-boiled eggs, freshly diced green onions, and a comforting blend of Creole seasonings.


Meat & Shrimp

  • 1.5 lb chicken or meat of your choice cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1/2 lbs shrimp peeled and deveined (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  • 4 eggs boiled
  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 chopped scallions for garnishing

Meat Marinate

  • 2 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Broth & Seasoning

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp creole seasoning
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


Start with the Marinade

  • Marinate the chicken or protein of your choice with soy sauce and creole spices some hours before but if you don’t have time even a quick marinade can work.
  • Start by searing the chicken adding taste to the final stew. (Optional)
  • Calmly skip this step 2 if you’re in a hurry.

Start the stew

  • Add the chicken broth and the meat in a pot stirring all the spices, the soy sauce and the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Bring the stew to boil and then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes. I suggest to keep stirring the pot every 5 minutes. I love to leave the chicken cooking for over an hour but you can vary this as long as the meat is cooked throughout.

Prepare the toppings

  • Boil the eggs according to your liking and chop the green onions while waiting for the stew to be ready.

Cook Shrimp, Noodles & Serve

  • Add the spaghetti to the stew or noodles following the package instructions. Continue to cook for 5-10 minutes following the package instructions and until until the chicken is cooked, soft and tender. If you’re going to add shrimps add them only in the last 5 minutes as they cook very fast.
  • Assemble the bowl, choose a large bowl adding some noodles and a ladle of broth. Then place gently the chicken strips and top with the green onions and the sliced eggs. I don’t like adding the hot sauce but you can add some for extra flavor according to your liking. Enjoy your Yok, Yock or Yak!

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