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Sesame Chicken Zoodles

Sesame Chicken Zoodles

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that marries the bold allure of sesame with the irresistible charm of zoodles. Introducing the Sesame Chicken Zoodles—a dish that harmonizes the rich flavors of chili sesame sauce, tender chicken, and vibrant zucchini noodles.

With each bite, you’ll experience a delightful explosion of textures and tastes that come together to create a meal that’s both satisfying and nourishing. Let’s dive into the art of crafting this mouthwatering masterpiece that effortlessly fuses the essence of Asian-inspired cuisine with modern-day culinary trends.

What are zoodles? They’re zucchini cut into noodles!

Sesame Chicken Zoodles

Ingredients for Sesame Chicken Zoodles:

For the Chili Sesame Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup light low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chili paste
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ginger, peeled and grated

For Zoodles and Chicken:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 zucchini


  • Sesame seeds
  • Scallions

Instructions for Sesame Chicken Zoodles:

1. Create the Flavor-Packed Chili Sesame Sauce: Begin by crafting the heart of your dish—the chili sesame sauce. Shake or blend together peanut butter, sesame oil, light low-sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger. This dynamic sauce forms the backbone of the dish, imbuing it with layers of rich, nutty, and spicy flavors. If planning to serve the dish cold, consider refrigerating the sauce to allow the flavors to meld and intensify.

2. Cook and Prepare the Chicken: Now, it’s time to turn your attention to the protein component of the dish. Cook the boneless skinless chicken breasts until they’re tender and cooked through. Once done, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a nonstick pan, heat a small amount of oil and stir-fry the chicken until it takes on a beautiful golden-brown hue.

3. Infuse the Chicken with Flavor: Pour approximately 1/2 cup of the chili sesame sauce over the cooked chicken, allowing it to simmer and become infused with the bold flavors. As the sauce starts to evaporate and takes on a rich caramelized hue, gently flip the chicken and scrape any browned bits off the pan’s bottom. This step is where the magic happens—the fusion of flavors and textures that make each bite irresistible.

4. Assemble the Dish: With the flavorful foundation set, it’s time to assemble the Sesame Chicken Zoodles. Start by spiralizing the zucchini into noodle-like shapes, which will provide a light and refreshing counterpart to the rich chicken. Toss the zucchini noodles with approximately 1/4 cup of the chili sesame sauce per serving, ensuring that each strand is coated in the delicious dressing.

5. Top It Off: Place the dressed zoodles onto serving plates and top them with the tender, flavorful chicken pieces. To enhance both visual appeal and the overall experience, sprinkle sesame seeds over the top, adding a touch of nuttiness and crunch. Finally, garnish with scallions, which contribute a fresh and vibrant finishing touch.

6. Dive In and Savor: With your Sesame Chicken Zoodles artfully arranged and topped, it’s time to dive in and experience the fusion of flavors and textures. Each bite offers a delightful interplay of savory, spicy, nutty, and crunchy elements that tantalize the palate and satisfy your craving for a satisfying and wholesome meal.

Sesame Chicken Zoodles

chili sesame sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup light low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chili paste
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 ginger (peeled and grated)

zoodles and chicken

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 zucchini


  • sesame seeds
  • scallions
  1. Chili Sesame Sauce: Shake all the sauce ingredients in a jar or toss them in the food processor and give them a whirl. If you’re going to have this cold, refrigerate your sauce for a while.

  2. Cook chicken, then cut into bite sized pieces. Heat a tiny bit of oil in a nonstick pan. Add the chicken and stir fry until golden brown. Add about 1/2 cup sauce and simmer until the sauce starts to evaporate and becomes browned in the pan. Keep gently flipping and scraping browned bits off the bottom.

  3. All Together: Spiralize your zucchini and toss with about 1/4 cup sauce per serving. Top with chicken, sesame seeds, and scallions. Serve immediately.

Sesame Chicken Zoodles is a celebration of contrasts—the bold and the delicate, the fiery and the fresh—coming together to create a symphony of flavors and textures. This recipe captures the essence of modern culinary trends while paying homage to the richness of Asian-inspired cuisine.

With its chili sesame sauce, tender chicken, and zucchini noodles, this dish offers a vibrant and nourishing experience that’s both pleasing to the palate and fulfilling for the senses. So, whether you’re seeking a refreshing twist on traditional flavors or looking to explore the fusion of the familiar and the unexpected, Sesame Chicken Zoodles is the culinary adventure you’ve been waiting for.

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Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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