Cold sesame noodles.

Shhh…… can I tell you a secret?

Don’t tell anyone else but I’d like to show you how to cheat today.

I’m an honest person but this is a recipe that can fool your friends and family and make them think you are The One, the bomb, in the whole universe.

This dish requires no skill – really I’m not kidding.

You do not need a stove or even a microwave. That means PERFECT for hot summer days.

It will take you 5 minutes – okay, if you like to get a glass of wine first, then 10 minutes – to put together.

You can use it to feed as many people as you want.


How cool is that ??

If you are really ambitious, fine.  You overachieving kids  :d

Poach the chicken in a pot of water and shred the meat into thin slices and store in an air-tight container (see instructions below so you won’t mess it up !).

If you are running out of time, no biggie. Get a store-bought rotisserie chicken and use my sesame/tahini combo below and call it a day.

Trust me, no one will call you lazy.

Should we start ?

Cold sesame noodles with shredded chicken

Cold sesame noodles with shredded chicken
5 from 2 votes

Cold Sesame Noodles with Shredded Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: ChihYu Smith
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  • 1 lb boneless & skinless chicken breast
  • 2 large zucchini squash
  • 1 scallion, chopped

Shredded chicken seasoning (after poached):

  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, either black or white sesame seeds
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Sesame Sauce combo:

  • 3 tbsp tahini, no sugar, no salt added W30 compliant.
  • 1 1 ½ tbsp coconut aminos
  • ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp organic rice vinegar, W30 compliant
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp water, or more for thinner sauce
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chili powder, optional


  • Water boil the chicken breast until cooked through. Set aside to cool. Shred into thin pieces. Mix well with ingredients under “Chicken seasoning”.
  • Use a peeler or spiralizer to make zucchini ribbons/noodles.
  • Mix well ingredients listed under “sesame sauce combo”.
  • Combine zucchini ribbons, shredded chicken, sprinkle with scallion, sesame seeds, and drizzle with sesame sauce combo.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Taiwanese
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