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Sesame noodles with chicken

7
7
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
22 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
A tasty bowl of noodles with moist chicken thigh meat and and Asian-inspired sauce all come tonight in just 20 minutes. A one-bowl meal, this dish can also be made with leftover noodles for an even faster preparation. A weeknight win, any leftovers make a terrific take-along lunch the day after. Toss in shredded carrots or chopped bell peppers for added texture and color. Remove the cilantro if you get a soapy taste when you eat it. Sub in leftover pork, beef or shrimp for an easy variation.

Ingredients

Uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti

½ pound(s), or whole-wheat udon

Uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), green parts only, chopped

Cooked skinless chicken thigh

½ pound(s), cut into thin strips

Rice vinegar

3 Tbsp

Low sodium soy sauce

3 Tbsp

Hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp

Dark sesame oil

1 Tbsp

Chili sauce

2 tsp, with garlic

Honey

1½ tsp

Cilantro

1 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped

Sesame seeds

2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Remove 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water; drain and rinse.
  2. In a large bowl, combine noodles, scallions and chicken; toss gently but well.
  3. In a cup, combine reserved cooking water, vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oil, chili sauce and honey; stir well.
  4. Pour vinegar mixture over noodles; toss gently but well to coat noodles. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds; serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.