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Sesame Soy Noodle Bowls (with chicken)

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today! It’s a dish my mom would make for us and I always gobbled up every last bite. The best part is how darn easy it is to throw together. You need a handful of simple ingredients and a little less than 30 minutes- that’s it. It tastes great either hot or cold and the leftovers are absolutely delish (which if you know me, I don’t say that about leftovers very often)!

Sesame Soy Noodle Bowls

A few months ago I shared a Thai version of this dish, but quickly after remembered I never posted the original recipe! So here it is, in all its glory ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t be afraid of the large quantity of ingredients. It makes a full pound of pasta, which means it needs quite a bit of “dressing” to flavor all of it. Also If you’re sensitive to heat, you only get a teeny tiny kick from the red pepper. It is by no means a spicy dish. In fact, I always end up sprinkling a little extra on top along with some more cilantro, green onion and peanuts… but that’s just me!

Sesame Soy Noodle Bowls

Like I mentioned above, these noodles are fantastic whether they’re served hot or cold. I like both, and usually eat them hot the night we make them and then cold as leftovers. And FYI: we’ve tried this recipe with just about every type of long noodle out there; whole wheat/gluten-free/regular thin spaghetti, spaghetti, linguine, fettuchine and bucatini. It’s always a hit.

Sesame Soy Noodle Bowls

Next time you’re in the mood for a quick and delicious noodle bowl, I’d highly recommend this recipe! It’s not your typical Asian noodle bowl or plate of Italian pasta!

Sesame Soy Noodle Bowls

Sesame Soy Noodle Bowls (with chicken) Recipe

These sesame soy noodle bowls are ready to go in just 25 minutes! They're packed full of flavor and are delicious served hot or cold!
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 669kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb (16 oz) spaghetti or bucatini
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup cilantro - chopped
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup green onions - thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds - untoasted or toasted

Instructions

  • In a medium size skillet set over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and cook the chicken breasts until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees (I like to season mine with salt and pepper, but it's optional).
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of water set over high heat, cook pasta till al dente, according to the package's instructions.
  • While the chicken and pasta are cooking, in a small saucepan, whisk together the vegetable oil, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, salt and garlic powder. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the red pepper then immediately remove from the heat.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it and toss with the "dressing." Chop the cooked chicken and add along with the cilantro, peanuts, green onions and sesame seeds, stir to combine. Serve immediately and top with extra garnishes if desired.

NOTES

-If you think you'll have leftovers, I'd suggest adding the peanuts to the top of each dish you serve up, and then adding them again the next day so they don't get soggy... although I like it either way ๐Ÿ™‚
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Soy Noodle Bowls (with chicken) Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
669
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Cholesterol
 
48
mg
16
%
Sodium
 
1341
mg
58
%
Potassium
 
665
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
78
g
26
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
32
g
64
%
Vitamin A
 
394
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
69
mg
7
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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