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Cold Sesame Noodles

Forget ordering take out every time you need a peanut noodle fix. This quick dish comes together in minutes and is perfect for lunch or dinner. Why not make it for dinner and take the rest for lunch? If you can't find or don't have soba noodles use angel hair pasta instead.
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 8 min

Ingredients

⅓ lb soba noodles
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken, skin removed
½ cup halved green beans
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
¼ cup sesame salad dressing
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha (optional)
1 tsp sesame seeds, for sprinkling

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. For the sauce, whisk together peanut butter, sesame salad dressing, hoisin, soy sauce and srirachia (if using). Whisk in 2-3 tablespoons (30-45 mL) of water to thin the sauce. Set aside.

  2. Prepare noodles according to manufacturer’s directions, cook with green beans until al dente. Drain and toss under cold water for 30 seconds. In a large bowl, toss together noodles, green beans and sesame sauce.

  3. To serve, place 1 cup (250 mL) of noodles into a bowl, top with shredded chicken, and sesame seeds. This cold sesame salad will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.