Rating: 4.47 stars
1533 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 968
  • 4 star values: 403
  • 3 star values: 102
  • 2 star values: 33
  • 1 star values: 27

This is kid friendly with an Asian twist. Can also be made with spaghetti pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender according to package directions. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, combine chicken broth, ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, chili paste, and garlic in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until peanut butter melts and is heated through. Add noodles, and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions and peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fat 12g; sodium 1188mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1100)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
I love this recipe. One of my favorite dishes is cold sesame noodles. This recipe might be made with peanut butter, but it's the best home version I've found. Because I've been living abroad for the past several years, I've had to learn to recreate such culinary memories at home - and this particular dish was the hardest to get just right. I've spent the last two months making this sauce at least three or four times a week, using recipes from all over the internet - including those of celebrity chefs (and if you're interested, Tyler Florence's recipe for sesame noodles is also really worth trying). But for ease of preparation and great taste, this recipe is just my favorite. If you want to play around with it, you can try adding sesame oil or a little vinegar to cut the sweetness - but I think it's best as it is. Scallions cut on the bias, julienned cucumbers, julienned carrots, chopped peanuts, or toasted sesame seeds all make fantastic additions. This is also a perfect sauce for cracked pepper grilled chicken. This sauce is savory, sweet, spicy, smooth, sticky, kid friendly, fast, cheap, and delicious. Try it! Read More
(546)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was just ok. The flavours were nice but the peanut butter overpowered the dish a little. Next time I would use less peanut butter and add a little more chili garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice. Read More
(11)
1533 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 968
  • 4 star values: 403
  • 3 star values: 102
  • 2 star values: 33
  • 1 star values: 27
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
I love this recipe. One of my favorite dishes is cold sesame noodles. This recipe might be made with peanut butter, but it's the best home version I've found. Because I've been living abroad for the past several years, I've had to learn to recreate such culinary memories at home - and this particular dish was the hardest to get just right. I've spent the last two months making this sauce at least three or four times a week, using recipes from all over the internet - including those of celebrity chefs (and if you're interested, Tyler Florence's recipe for sesame noodles is also really worth trying). But for ease of preparation and great taste, this recipe is just my favorite. If you want to play around with it, you can try adding sesame oil or a little vinegar to cut the sweetness - but I think it's best as it is. Scallions cut on the bias, julienned cucumbers, julienned carrots, chopped peanuts, or toasted sesame seeds all make fantastic additions. This is also a perfect sauce for cracked pepper grilled chicken. This sauce is savory, sweet, spicy, smooth, sticky, kid friendly, fast, cheap, and delicious. Try it! Read More
(546)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
Excellent, quick recipe!! Added some chicken, carrots, bean sprouts, and green beans, and it reminded me of the Thai Chicken from The Cheesecake Factory. A recommendation for a slight change to this recipe: by cutting out the peanut butter and peanuts, and replacing them with apricot or pineapple jam and lime juice, you get a very Islands-flavor recipe as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2007
Wonderful but add cilantro, sesame oil and grilled chicken for heaven! Edited - forgot to add that I put in some red pepper for color and flavour.If you like spicey add some diced red and green chiles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2007
Great recipe easy and tasty. I will make this again and I am planning on trying one reviewers suggestion to add coconut milk. Read More
(95)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
I was so happy to find this recipe! Its nearly identical to one which was served in a restraunt where I used to work. The dish was called Thai Chicken. To recreate it I addded shredded chicken breast julianned carrots and purple cabbage. Really tasty either way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2004
Was worried the peanut butter sauce was too runny when I first dumped it over the noodles but after it sat for a few minutes it turned into what I was expecting. Thanks! Went well with the baked sesame chicken on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
Great taste! The Udon noodles were a bit thick. I would use Soba noodles next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
This one is great just the way it is! I like a lot of heat so I have also made it with red pepper flakes chile oil and tabasco. It makes a good one dish meal with two cubed chicken breasts one red pepper and one or two zuchini added. Thanks for a real keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
Excellent. I would definitely use less ginger perhaps 1/2 tbl? Also I didn't have chili paste so I substituted 1 tsp of red pepper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was just ok. The flavours were nice but the peanut butter overpowered the dish a little. Next time I would use less peanut butter and add a little more chili garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice. Read More
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