Cold Noodles

Cold Noodles Recipe

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Lynette !


A different take on a pasta salad. If you don't like heat, leave out the chili oil. Great make-ahead dish. You can save time by cooking the pasta while you are cooking the chicken.


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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 bunch
    green onions
  • 2
    chciken breast halves, skinned and boned
  • 14 oz
    package vermicellii
  • 5 oz
    cooked ham, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark sesame oil
  • 1/3 c
    soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    ground coriander
  • 3/4 tsp
    chili oil

How to Make Cold Noodles


  1. Cut green onions into 2 inch pieces; cut lengthwise into thin strips. Set aside.
  2. Place the chicken in a small saucepan; add water to cover. Bring just to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is done. Remove the chicken from the broth, reserving broth for another use. Let the chicken cool, and then cut into 1/2 inch strips. Set chicken strips aside.
  3. Cook pasta according to the package directions; drain. Rinse the pasta with cold water; drain well. Place the pasta in a large serving bowl. Add the reserved green onions, chicken strips, ham strips, and walnuts; toss gently.
  4. Combine the vegetable oil, sesame seeds, and sesame oil in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat until the sesame seeds are lightly browned. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly. Add the soy sauce, coriander, and chili oil; stir well. Pour the soy mixture over the pasta mixture. Toss gently. Cover and chill.

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About Cold Noodles

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Asian
Hashtag: #chicken salad

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