Sesame Noodles with Chicken

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
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Ingredients

1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

Kosher salt

1 pound spaghetti or Chinese egg noodles

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

1 garlic clove, peeled

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 Kirby cucumber, halved and sliced

1 cup shredded cooked chicken

6 scallions (white and green parts), sliced

1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  1. 1. Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil over high heat. Generously salt boiling water, add pasta, and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water, transfer to a large bowl and toss with sesame oil. 
  2. 2. Chop garlic and ginger in a blender. With motor running, add peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and red pepper and blend until smooth. Blend in 1/4 cup water. Pour over reserved spaghetti and toss to distribute. 
  3. 3. Top pasta with cucumber, chicken, scallions, and peanuts to serve.