Chinese Chicken Salad With Spicy Noodles and Sesame Sauce

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 12 mins

I found this recipe in a July 1987 issue of Bon Appetit. It's Dinner with a Chinese Accent from a section titled "Easy Summer Menus".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Toss with 1 tablespoon sesame oil in bowl.
  3. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  4. Cut chicken meat from breast and legs into 1/4-inch strips; cover and chill.
  5. (Reserve wings for another use.).
  6. Blend tahini, peanut butter and garlic in small bowl.
  7. Gradually mix in remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil, soy sauce, sake', water, safflower oil and 1 teaspoon chili oil; taste and add more chili oil if desired.
  8. Add to noodles; mix in chicken, water chestnuts and half of cucumber.
  9. Transfer to large platter; garnish with remaining cucumber, red bell pepper and green onion.
  10. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds and serve.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I used two cut-up poached boneless chicken breast halves and added a chopped & lightly steamed zucchini for a great one-dish meal.

Jim C. May 10, 2009