Chinese Sesame Noodles with Chicken

READY IN: 38mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup Chinese sesame paste or 1/2 cup tahini (stir before measuring)
  • 6
    tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2
    tablespoons minced ginger
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 4
    teaspoons sugar
  • 4
    tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1
    teaspoon hot chili oil (amount to taste)
  • 1
    lb cooked chicken breast
  • 1
    lb thin Chinese egg noodles (wheat noodles or thin spaghetti may also be used)
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, whisk together sesame paste, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sugar, sesame oil and hot oil.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup cold water until it forms a smooth sauce; set aside.
  • Chop chicken into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  • Peel cucumber, slice, and remove seeds; chop into bite-size pieces.
  • Cook noodles in boiling water just until tender, 5-8 minutes (if using another type, refer to package directions).
  • Place noodles in cold water and allow to drain.
  • Place drained noodles in a large bowl and toss with the chicken and cucumber.
  • Pour half the sauce over the noodles along with the sesame seeds and toss gently.
  • Place noodles on serving platter (or serve from the bowl).
  • Pass remaining sauce at table to add as desired.
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