Monday, April 25, 2016

Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodles

This chopped chicken sesame noodles recipe was modified slightly to suit more of our everyday ingredients - subbing soba for normal noodles, and bell peppers for cucumbers.  Really any assortment of veggies you have in the fridge would work here.
This was great served warm from the cooked pasta, but cold leftovers the next day were also fabulous. Perfect for a filling lunch or a summer dinner. 

Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodles
Recipe modified from Pinch of Yum

2 c. cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
8oz. pasta of choice
1 red bell pepper
3 large carrots
1 handful cilantro

Sesame Sauce
3 Tsbp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
3-4 Tbsp. water
2-3 Thsp. sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

In a food processor, combine all sauce ingredients except sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
Pulse until smooth, and stir in sesame seeds and red pepper.

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
While noodles are cooking, uniformly chop all veggies and cilantro and place in a bowl.
Add chopped or shredded chicken and drained noodles.
Pour sesame sauce over everything and stir to coat.
Serve warm or cold.

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