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Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing

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  • ¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 8 ounces dried udon noodles
  • 8 ounces shredded rotisserie chicken (about 2 cups)
  • 1½ cups thinly sliced celery hearts and leaves
  • 1½ cups mung bean sprouts
  • 1 small daikon (Japanese white radish), peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 teaspoons black and/or white sesame seeds

Recipe Preparation

  • Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, and garlic in a small bowl until smooth. Gradually add vegetable oil, whisking constantly until emulsified; set aside.

  • Cook noodles in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to package instructions until al dente. Drain; rinse under cold water, then drain again.

  • Toss noodles, chicken, celery, bean sprouts, and daikon in a large bowl with three-quarters of reserved dressing to combine and evenly coat; season with salt. Top with sesame seeds and drizzle remaining dressing and chili oil over.

  • Do Ahead: Dressing can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

Reviews Sectionbeautiful recipe, i left out the chicken to make it vegetarian but no fret! i have also made this dressing to put on instant noodles lol.AnonymousToronto, Canada05/26/20OBSESSED with this. I didnt have rice vinegar so sub'ed it for ACV (totally fine, could have used less), didnt have daikon so used red cabbage, carrots and green pepper and worked like a charm! SO YUM! I added ginger and lime to the sauce and it was a winner. Everything was so tasty and easily became a family fav. Thank you Claire!For the sauce, I added lime juice and reduced some of the rice vinegar. For veggies, I added cabbage and white onions and celery to a pan, crisped high heat w garlic and oil. Half veg was cold, half crisped up. Was too lazy to add the chicken. I added the sauce when the udon was hot and mixed some of the udon water into the sauce. Topped w cilantro, peanuts, fresh lime and seasame seeds. I know what to do with my celery now. Udon stir fry rotation will have to share w this recipe.My grandfather had a peanut farm that in these challenging times has now served as a staple for my family. I remember our frequent trips, the workers scattered across to checkered plains catch the wild peanuts, scurrying like excited spring rabbits. After catching the day's bounty, we would feast. For the past several months, we have ate nothing but peanuts, their shells scattered across our floor - causing a crunch beneath our toes like walking on a beach with one too many shells. Finding this recipe changed our lives and completely shifted my life's perspective. Thank you. Thank you.sarah.tranNew York, NY04/16/20I used half the oil and Our site's spicy tofu crumbles and no one died-- I don't even think anyone noticed. I would eat my own foot if it was covered in that peanut sauce sauce.Made this tonight and it was so delicious! Doubled the recipe and dded in bok choy as well to increase the veggie content. Topped with sriracha. This is definitely a make again, it was delicious.Solid basic recipe for peanut sauce, ended up using slightly less soy sauce because it's so salty. Didn't have quite enough vegetable oil so I added sesame oil and chili oil to help thin it out and also for flavor, and grated ginger to jazz it up. Definitely great with those additions, but in retrospect I should've also added lime like someone else suggested. This was perfect with udon noodles and sliced poached chicken thighs; I added roasted broccoli, cucumber matchsticks, and scallions. Excellent warm weather meal.AnonymousOakland, CA06/16/19Very yummy. I did add a 1/2 tsp grated ginger and juice of one lime to the sauce. This made it extra delicious. Added mango, red pepper, cilantro, fresh salad greens and crispy tofu to make it a complete meal.anitaneetsMontreal,Canada06/12/19Followed this recipe exactly, except only had soba noodles, which worked very well. I will definitely make this again, but will add hot pepper flakes or other spicy heat source for a little "oomph".Very easy & delicious. My first experience w/ udon. Used half-package pre-shredded carrots, seeded, chopped tomatoes, & chopped cukes, green onions & asparagus for the vegetables. I also added a cube of frozen, pre-grated ginger to the sauce mix plus some red pepper flakes & used walnut oil. Sprinkled w/ dry-roasted peanuts, this made a great meal! This will be a regular.MACAVAMassCalVirg05/27/19Oh! And I added cucumbers. YUMThe sauce was delicious. Substituted a bunch - used linguini, shredded cabbage, ribboned carrots, and tofu instead of udon, bean sprouts, daikon, and chicken. Topped with crushed peanuts and sambal olek. Would make again!

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Once your water begins to boil, you want to turn off the heat and add your noodles. This is the perfect time to add your veggies too. Don’t worry, the water is hot enough to cook them through, and besides most frozen veggies have been pre-cooked a little anyway. And if you cook them too long you’ll have mushy vegetables which no one likes. By adding them to the hot water they are perfect after 10 minutes – with just a bit of crunch.

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