Sesame Noodles with Chicken

You won't miss your Chinese takeaway with this delicious noodle recipe.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
450g spaghetti or Chinese egg noodles
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

For the peanut sauce

1 garlic clove, peeled
1-cm piece peeled fresh ginger
120g smooth peanut butter
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp rice vinegar
0.5 tsp crushed red pepper
4 tbsp hot water

For the garnish

1 cucumber, halved and sliced
200g shredded cooked chicken
6 spring onions (white and green parts), sliced
2.5 tbsp dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
1) Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil over high heat. When the pasta water boils, salt it generously, add the noodles or spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente.

2) Drain and rinse under cold running water. Put the noodles in a large bowl and toss with the sesame oil.

For the peanut sauce:
1) With the motor of the blender running, drop in the garlic and ginger. When the chopping is complete, stop the machine and add the peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and red pepper.

2) Process until smooth, then – with the blender running – slowly pour in the water.

3) To serve, toss the noodles with the peanut sauce, then top with the cucumber, chicken, spring onions and peanuts.

Cook's Note: Toasted sesame oil delivers richness and intensity to our sesame sauce with just a drizzle. Maintain its punch by storing it in your refrigerator.

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