Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodle Bowls
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Serves: 6 servings
  • ⅓ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
Noodle Bowl:
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved to thin width-wise
  • ¼ tsp salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz uncooked soba noodles
  • 2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
  • 9 carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
  1. In a mini food prep or food processor, pulse the sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt, peanut butter, and water until well-incorporated and smooth. Stir in the sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
  2. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown; flip and cook until browned and cooked through. Add about ⅓ of the prepared sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove chicken and allow to cool slightly; cut into thin strips, dice, or shred between two forks.
  3. Meanwhile, cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside; keep hot if serving dish warm.
  4. Toss the cooked noodles with the remaining sauce; stir in the cucumber, carrot, cilantro, and chicken. Serve hot or cold, as desired.
Recipe slightly adapted from Pinch of Yum
Nutrition Information
Serving size: About 1½ cups Calories: 518 Fat: 26.7 Carbohydrates: 42.3 Sugar: 7.3 Sodium: 626 Fiber: 6.2 Protein: 30.0 Cholesterol: 46
Recipe by Prevention RD at