Baked Sesame Chicken Noodles

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Asian vegetables, fresh ginger, and soy sauce recall the taste of lo mein. Break the spaghetti before cooking to make it easier to prepare and serve.

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 505
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 12.7g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 32.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 60.5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 8.1mg
  • Sodium: 936mg
  • Calcium: 92mg

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti or linguine, broken in half
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, sliced
  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cream sherry
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced bok choy
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup panko (coarse, dry) breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.
  3. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add red bell pepper strips and mushrooms; sauté 2 minutes. Add chicken, ginger, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in soy sauce; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Combine broth and cornstarch, stirring well with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan, and cook 2 minutes or until mixture is slightly thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in sherry, vinegar, and crushed red pepper. Add pasta, bok choy, green onions, and 2 teaspoons sesame seeds to pan, tossing well to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray.
  5. Combine breadcrumbs, butter, and remaining sesame seeds; sprinkle evenly over pasta mixture. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until breadcrumbs begin to brown.
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