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Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowl

two bowls of sesame chicken noodle bowls

Nutrient-packed noodle bowls are a staple of Asian cuisine. This dish is filled with soothing chicken broth, rice noodles and anti-inflammatory vegetables such as bok choy. This sesame chicken noodle bowl is a satisfying comfort food for any time of year.

Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 271
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg
  • Sodium: 549mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 21g



  1. Remove mushroom stems. Thinly slice caps; set caps aside.
  2. In a saucepan, add mushroom stems, broth, water, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, ginger and chili peppers and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat.
  3. In a large saucepan, add 4 cups water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add noodles and cook for 3 minutes, or until done. Drain and set aside.
  5. Season chicken with black pepper.
  6. Place sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Press seeds into both sides of chicken.
  7. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan.
  8. Add bok choy, cut sides down, and cook for 3 minutes, or until browned.
  9. Add reserved mushroom slices, bell pepper, snap peas and carrots.
  10. Strain broth mixture through a sieve into skillet; cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon.
  11. Thinly slice chicken. Evenly divide noodles, vegetables and chicken into 6 shallow bowls.
  12. Spoon broth mixture over each. Garnish each with lime wedges, scallions and additional sesame seeds.

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