Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken


Sesame noodles become a satisfying meal with lean chicken and tons of veggies in this quick, healthy noodle recipe. Be sure to rinse the spaghetti until it's cold, then give it a good shake in the colander until it's well drained. Are you a spiralizing pro? Swap 5 cups of raw zucchini, carrot or other veggie "noodles" for the cooked pasta.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

  • 3 tablespoons toasted (dark) sesame oil

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 8 ounces cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded

  • 1 cup julienned carrots

  • 1 cup sliced snap peas

  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, rinse and transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Combine sesame oil, scallions, garlic, ginger and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until starting to sizzle. Cook for 15 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce and ketchup. Add to the noodles along with chicken, carrots, snap peas and sesame seeds; gently toss to combine.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate sauce and noodle mixture separately for up to 1 day; toss together before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
17g Fat
53g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 29g 57%
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Vitamin A 3610IU 72%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Folate 59mcg 15%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 5mg 25%
Magnesium 135mg 32%
Potassium 478mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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