Thai Sesame Noodles

Thai Sesame Noodles

Try making this Thai sesame noodle recipe with slices of sesame-soy marinated chicken to give the dish added protein and texture.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place chicken strips in a bowl. Stir together the marinade and pour over chicken. Allow it to marinate in the refrigerator while you prepare other ingredients.
  3. Step 3

    Boil noodles until al dente . Rinse thoroughly with cold water to keep from sticking. Set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Place sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir until seeds turn light golden brown. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
  5. Step 5

    Stir together all 'Sauce' ingredients with a fork or whisk in a small mixing bowl until shrimp paste and sugar dissolve. Set aside.
  6. Step 6

    Heat a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle 1 to 2 tbsp. oil into the pan, then add the ginger and garlic. Stir-fry 1 minute, then add the chicken (including marinade). Stir-fry 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Step 7

    Add the red pepper and mushrooms. Stir-fry 2 more minutes, or until mushrooms are cooked.
  8. Step 8

    Add noodles and pour over the sauce you made. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes using a turning/tossing motion (almost like tossing a salad) to combine everything together.
  9. Step 9

    Remove from heat. Sprinkle over 2/3 of the toasted sesame seeds and toss again. Now taste-test for salt and spice. If too salty for your taste, add another tbsp. of lime juice. If not salty or flavorful enough, add a sprinkling of fish sauce. Add more chili for more heat. (Note: it's okay if they're a little on the salty side, as you will be serving them with more fresh lime).
  10. Step 10

    To serve, plate up the noodles, adding a final sprinkling of sesame seeds to each portion. Top with green onion, fresh basil, and lime wedges (to be squeezed over before eaten). Serve Thai chili sauce on the side for those who like it spicy.
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