Sesame Noodles with Chicken & Asparagus

Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero


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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15 Min


25 Min


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

Bring a large pot with water to a boil.
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.
Add a large pinch of salt to the boiling water then add pasta and cook until just beginning to soften, about 8 minutes.
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.
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.
Add the cooked chicken into the skillet with the pasta and asparagus, then add the peanut butter mixture and toss to combine.
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