(This Sesame Chicken Spicy Noodles is inspired by this recipe here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
This crazy good Sesame Chicken Spicy Noodles will be yours in no time, so here’s what you’ll need: Grapeseed Oil (Avocado or your favorite oil will work), Sriracha (optional for topping), Tamari, Green Onions (for topping), Cayenne Pepper, Red Wine Vinegar, Chili Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Tahini, 1 Chicken Breast, Rice Noodles (brown or regular is fine), and 1 Garlic Clove.
We’re poaching our chicken for the Sesame Chicken Spicy Noodles, so get a large pot of water boiling.
Once the water boils, add the chicken, then cover and remove the pan from the heat. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
If you’re using regular rice noodles, then I like to soak them for 30 minutes while the chicken poaches. But I used brown rice noodles and soaked them and probably would cook them like normal next time.
While the chicken cooks and noodles soak, let’s make the sauce for the Sesame Chicken Spicy Noodles. Start by mincing one garlic clove.
I like to create an assembly line for the tahini sauce, so line up your ingredients and set out the measuring spoon/cup you’ll need.
First up you’ll add about 1/8 cup each of grapeseed oil and tahini.
Then add 3 tablespoons of tamari and 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar to the bowl.
Now add 2 teaspoons of chili oil and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil to the sauce.
Finally add the garlic and 3/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Then whisk the sauce until it’s well combined.
Once the chicken is cooked, I like to cut it in thirds and let it cool enough so I can handle it.
Now bring the chicken water back to a boil and then cook the noodles in it for about 2 minutes. Then drain the noodles and rinse with cold water to stop them cooking.
Once the noodles are cool, use a paper towel to pat them dry, then transfer them to a large bowl and pat them dry once more.
Add a teaspoon of sesame oil, and drying the noodles help them absorb the oil and the sauce.
Shred the chicken once it’s cool enough to work with.
Now add the chicken and the sauce to the noodles, and the Sesame Chicken Spicy Noodles is nearly ready!
Toss the Sesame Chicken Spicy Noodles to combine and then enjoy right way. I like mine topped with green onions and Sriracha for some extra heat, so you should do that! And leftovers are great warm or cold, but I usually like to warm mine up. So happy noodle eating!
Sesame Chicken Spicy Noodles
Yield 4 servings
The obsession is REAL for this gluten & dairy free recipe that is super easy to make any time you like!
- 1 Chicken Breast, poached
- 8 oz. Rice Noodles, brown or regular
- 1 t. Sesame Oil
- 1/8 c. Grapeseed Oil
- 1/8 c. Tahini
- 3 T. Tamari
- 2 T. Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 t. Chili Oil
- 1 t. Sesame Oil
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- 3/4 t. Cayenne
- Green Onions, sliced
Chicken: Poach the chicken by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Then place the chicken breast in the water, cover, and remove the pot from the heat. Let the chicken poach for 18-23 minutes depending on the chicken size, then remove from the water and let it cool on a plate. Finally shred with your hands.
Noodles: Once the chicken has poached, then you can cook your noodles. If you’re using regular rice noodles, soak in cool water for 30 minutes as the chicken poaches, and then cook in the boiling water the chicken cooked in for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. If you’re using brown rice noodles, skip the soaking, and cook according to the package instructions in the boiling water the chicken poached in. Drain and then rinse with cold water.
Sauce: Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and then whisk really well.
Finish Dish: Pat the noodles dry with a paper towel and then toss them with 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Then add the chicken to the noodles and pour the sauce over the top. Toss the noodles and chicken so they are fully coated in sauce, and serve right away with green onions and Sriracha for added heat. This dish works well served warm or cold!
Quick Tip: If you use brown rice noodles, cook according to the package. But with regular rice noodles, I really like to soak them first.
Courses Main Meal
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 390 mg
Total Carbohydrates 46 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 9 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.