Stir Fried Sesame Chicken, Leek and Noodles

Stir fried sesame chicken, leek and noodles is a really quick and easy to prepare meal. Marinating the chicken first adds to the flavour and prevents it drying out during cooking.

Stir Fried Sesame Chicken, Leek and Noodles

Cooked with just a small amount of oil, stir-fry’s like this stir fried sesame chicken, leek and noodles have been traditionally cooked this way and healthily for centuries.

What does put me off is the overly generous addition of oils to food that is not required.

I think this subsequently spoils the taste and adds unnecessary calories to otherwise extremely flavoursome dish.

In this particular stir fry the sesame oil is used only because it helps to enhance the overall flavour of the dish.

Marinate the chicken in the fridge for at least one hour if you can in order for the chicken to absorb as much moisture as possible!

Stir Fried Sesame Chicken, Leek and Noodles
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Stir Fried Sesame Chicken, Leek and Noodles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
This is a really quick and easy stir fried sesame chicken, leek and noodles dish, to prepare and cook.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 484 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
Marinade
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or the juice of ½ a lemon
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (I use light soy sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
Stir Fry
  • 2 skinless , boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 trimmed julienned leek (white and light green part cut lengthways)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 nests of noodles (I use whole wheat)
  • Salt and pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Put all the marinade ingredients into one dish.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into thin slices, add to the marinade, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Heat wok until very hot, add the sesame seeds and dry-fry them until just golden, then remove them from the wok. Set aside.
  4. In a separate saucepan add the noodles and cook according to packet instructions, then drain.
  5. Add sesame oil to the Wok and heat gently.
  6. Using a slotted spoon remove the chicken from the marinade, add the chicken to the wok and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the marinade to the Wok along with the leeks and stir-fry all the ingredients until the leeks are soft for about 2 – 3 minutes.
  8. Check the chicken is cooked, add the sesame seeds and the drained, cooked noodles, stir-fry together well for about 30 seconds, season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Stir Fried Sesame Chicken, Leek and Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.4g 38%
Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 1186.6mg 49%
Total Carbohydrates 11.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 53.6g 107%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 14%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This stir fry is best served on slightly warmed plates.

If you enjoyed this recipe then why not check out my other stir fry recipes?

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