Sesame Noodles with Chicken

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  • This simple recipe is easy to tailor to accommodate a range of tastes.

To create a delicious vegetarian meal, skip the chicken and add more veggies.


  • 1 lb fresh Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs peanut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbs fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 head Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 green onions, white and light green parts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbs soy sauce
  • Sesame-encrusted cashews or lightly toasted sesame seeds


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  • Add noodles, making sure they don't stick together. Boil for 2 minutes.

  • Drain and rinse under cold water.

  • Toss noodles with sesame oil; set aside.

  • Heat peanut oil in a large frying pan over high heat.

  • Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant, about 10 seconds.

  • Stir in pepper flakes, cabbage, carrot and the white part of the green onion.

  • Stir fry vegetables until cabbage is wilted, about 2 minutes.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together the broth and soy sauce.

  • Add the noodles, chicken and broth mixture to the pan; toss to combine. Cook until noodles and chicken are heated through.

  • Stir in green portions of the green onion.

  • Top with sesame-encrusted cashews, or sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.