This Sesame Noodles recipe is the perfect easy dinner recipe; cooked spaghetti noodles are tossed in a spicy honey sesame sauce and then mixed with fresh cilantro, green onions, rotisserie chicken (for added protein), and crunchy peanuts. This recipe is a true crowd pleaser and family favorite!

A bowl of sesame noodles and chopped cilantro, peanuts, and chicken.

I love quick and easy dinner recipes! Here are a few delicious and easy pasta recipes:

Peanut Sesame Noodles

This sesame noodles recipe is a family favorite. In fact, my son is going through a picky eating stage, but he DEVOURS this when I serve it for dinner. #winning

No matter the age you’re feeding OR the differing taste preferences, I feel very confident in saying you can serve this for a meal and satisfy everyones taste buds.

A close up photo of sesame noodles topped with peanuts.

How to make this Sesame Noodle Bowl recipe

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling salt the water, I usually add about 3 tsp to my boiling water.

Place the spaghetti noodles in the water and cook until al dente.

A close up photo of uncooked spaghetti pasta noodles.

Meanwhile, make the sesame sauce.

In a small saucepan, whisk the sesame oil, vegetable oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, and honey. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Add the crushed red pepper flakes.

Pro tip: you can add more or less red pepper flakes depending on the level of heat you’re going for. I used 1/4 tsp in this recipe which results in a very mild dish.

Sesame soy sauce poured into a large pot of cooked noodles.

When pasta has finished cooking, drain the water and return the noodles to the pot.

Pour the sauce over the noodles and toss to coat. Add the shredded chicken, cilantro, green onions, and nuts to the pasta. Stir to combine and serve immediately.

Chopped cilantro and green onions.

This sesame noodle recipe is delicious both warm and cold. If you’re hesitant about adding the peanuts to the dish because you’ll have leftovers, you can hold the peanuts and add them to individual servings.

On the other hand, I really enjoy having the peanuts marinate in the sauce overnight. The peanuts don’t soften much, in fact, they render to being the perfect texture and crunchiness.

A fork picking up sesame noodles in a bowl.

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A bowl of sesame noodles and chopped cilantro, peanuts, and chicken.
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Sesame Noodle Recipe

This sesame noodle bowl is a quick dinner for those crazy weeknights. Your family will go crazy for it!
prep time 15 mins
cook time 15 mins
total time 30 mins
servings: 6 servings
calories: 681kcal
author: Salt & Baker

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb (or 16 oz) Spaghetti noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken cooked and shredded
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes *add more to make spicier
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cilantro I love cilantro so I always add 3/4 cup.
  • 3/4 cup peanuts, or whatever salty nuts you have on hand
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large pot over medium heat, bring water to boil. Once water is boiling add 3 tsp of salt to the water. Add the spaghetti noodles to the boiling water. Cook until al dente. 
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the sesame oil, vegetable oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, and honey. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Add the crushed red pepper flakes. 
  • When pasta has finished cooking, drain the water. Add the shredded chicken, sauce, cilantro, green onions, and nuts to the pasta. Stir to combine. Serve immediately. 

RECIPE NOTES

Recipe adapted from Life Made Simple
Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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This post was first published September 26, 2017 and has been updated with new pictures and helpful tips for making sesame noodles.