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ASIAN NOODLE BOWL

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced thin
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3/4 pound asian noodles
  • 1/2 green cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1/2 red cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 Cup toasted almonds, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 4 Tablespoons ponzu sauce
  • 5 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons light olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons orange blossom honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons creamy cashew butter
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, optional
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If you had a chance to check out my recipe for Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad, then you will understand why I created this recipe for an Asian Noodle Bowl. Simply, I did not want to waste the leftover ingredients. Also, since my Hubby is on keto, and I am not, I desperately NEED pasta! So, I paired all of the ingredients with Asian noodles to create one fabulous noodle bowl. By all means, if you want to make this vegetarian, leave out the chicken. Additionally, you can substitute the chicken with your favorite protein. Shrimp, salmon, or even pork will all work beautifully! Dinner done in under thirty minutes.

Since I am not much of a fan of chicken thighs, I always use boneless chicken breasts. Use thighs, if you so desire. For the dressing, ponzu sauce can be substituted with soy sauce, or coconut liquid aminos. The Asian noodles I used were very similar to thin spaghetti. Feel free to use any Asian noodle you wish. I found a big bag of these noodles at my local Asian market. For a spicier noodle recipe, check out my Hot Chili Oil Noodles.

Check out this short video I created on TikTok making this lovely, Asian Noodle Bowl. Click here to view. If you have not yet signed up for this social media platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to create an account.

a blue flowered bowl of asian noodles

HOW TO MAKE AN ASIAN NOODLE BOWL

Prep all of the ingredients. Thinly slice the chicken. Shred (thinly) the cabbages and carrots. Toast the almonds. Boil the water for the noodles.

Heat up two tablespoons of avocado oil to medium-high in a wok, or cast iron pan. Add the sliced chicken. Season with a touch of kosher salt and black pepper. Allow to cook thoroughly and brown up just a touch. Remove from pan. Cook the noodles to al dente. Most Asian noodles only require about four to five minutes. Although I do not normally do this, drain and rinse the pasta. Asian noodles tend to be quite starchy.

Drop another tablespoon of avocado oil into the same pan you used for the chicken. Toss in the green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots. Allow to cook until tender, and slightly browned. Add the chicken back to the pan, along with the cooked noodles. Throw in the toasted almonds and sesame seeds. Pour in the sauce. Toss to coat. Cook for an additional three to four minutes to heat everything through. This will also allow the sauce to thicken up.

Serve this Asian Noodle Bowl is big bowls. Garnish with a touch more sesame seeds, toasted almonds and fresh chopped cilantro. Drizzle on sesame oil. ENJOY! Although quite light, this dish is very hearty. Does that even make sense? You will know what I mean once you taste it. This recipe will easily feed four people. Leftovers will last in the fridge up to three days.

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