Sesame Noodles with Chicken & Asparagus

Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero

By
@conchik

It's just the meal you want when you're tired and hungry because it's filling, it's nutritious, it's a little spicy and it's got a great peanut-sesame taste.


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Serves:

3-4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

2 large
chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 lb
linguine pasta (fettuchini or spaghetti)
1 lb
asparagus, fresh (1/2
1/3 c
peanut butter
5 Tbsp
rice wine vinegar
1/4 c
oyster sauce
2 tsp
chili garlic sauce
1 1/2 tsp
fresh ginger (grated)
1 1/2 Tbsp
sesame seed (toasted)
2 Tbsp
canola oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot with water to a boil.
2
Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook the chicken until it's not longer pink inside, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Transfer to a plate. (Do not wash skillet.
3
Add a large pinch of salt to the boiling water then add pasta and cook until just beginning to soften, about 8 minutes.
4
Add the asparagus into the pot and cook until bright green and the pasta is al dente, about 4 minutes more.

NOTE: Reserve one cup of pasta water. Drain pasta and asparagus and return to the pot.
5
SAUCE:
In a medium bowl, whisk peanut butter, vinegar, oyster sauce, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, sesame seed oil and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water until smooth.
6
Add the cooked chicken into the skillet with the pasta and asparagus, then add the peanut butter mixture and toss to combine.
7
Add more of the reserved pasta water, if needed. Serve immediately!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #noodle, #sesame, #asparagus