Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls
Cook rice noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.Advertisement
Meanwhile, heat the 1 tablespoon untoasted sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chicken from skillet; set aside.
Add the 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil to the skillet. Add ginger and garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add carrots, pea pods, mushrooms, radishes, and chile pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Add chicken stock to the mushroom mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Stir in orange juice and soy sauce.
To serve, divide the reserved noodles among four soup bowls. Top with cabbage and the chicken. Ladle the hot stock mixture over the noodles. Sprinkle with cilantro and, if desired, sesame seeds.
Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.
3 lean protein, 3 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch