So this weekend I decided to try and whip up one of the recipes from Chrissy Teigen’s cook book. I got the cook book for Christmas and I’ve been dying to finally try one of her delicious plates. Her sesame chicken noodles were insanely easy to make and incredibly tasty – trust me when I say this recipe will not disappoint! If you like any kind of dish with peanut sauce – you’ll absolutely love the sauce in this bad boy.
- Kosher Salt
- 1 (8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 8 ounces dried fettuccine
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/4 cup peanut oil
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chili oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Fill a large saucepan two-thirds full of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Salt it so that it tastes good, add the chicken breast and remove the pot from the heat. Cover and let the chicken sit until cooked but very tender, about 15 minutes. (If you’re using to smaller chicken breasts, decrease the time by about 3 minutes.) Remove the chicken from the water (don’t throw the water away! You’ll see why ina minute) and cut into it to check its doneness; if it’s still a little pink, return it to the water for another minute or two. Remove the chicken to a plate and let it rest while you cook the noodles.
Bring the water the chicken was cooked in back to a boil over high heat. Add the fettuccine and cook to al dente according to the package directions. Drain, rinse the pasta in cold water until cool, then shake it dry in a colander.
While the pasta cooks, in a medium bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil, the peanut oil, tahini, soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, honey, cayenne and garlic until smooth.
Transfer the noodles to a large bowl and use a clean paper towel to gently pat the noodles as dry as is actually reasonable. Toss the noodles with the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil.
Shred the chicken with your hands or chop it into bite-size pieces and add it to the noddles. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Garnish with the scallions.
I ate this dish warm and it was insanely yummy!
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