Looking to ride a wave of sesame? Then this recipe is sure to float your boat. These fun and far out noodles are coated in a sauce that has an unexpected (but delicious) combo of spicy and sweet. Also along for the ride are wisps of crunchy cabbage, a spike of fiery chili oil, and chicken pieces that will have you shredding it, literally.
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Red Wine Vinegar
Shredded Red Cabbage
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (for pasta). Fill a large pan ⅔ full of water and add a large pinch of salt (for chicken). Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add chicken, cover, and remove from heat. Set aside until chicken is no longer pink in center, about 15 minutes.
Wash and dry all produce. Mince 1 clove garlic (we sent more). Thinly slice scallions. Add linguine to pot of boiling water and cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together peanut butter, garlic, vinegar, 1 tsp sesame oil, 3 TBSP soy sauce, 2 tsp pepperolio (more or less to taste—it’s spicy), honey, 2 TBSP oil, and 2 TBSP water in a small bowl.
Remove chicken from pan and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, shred into bite-size pieces with your hands or two forks.
Drain linguine. Gently pat with paper towel and remove as much moisture as you can (it’s OK if the noodles are still a little wet). Toss with remaining sesame oil.
Toss linguine, chicken, red cabbage, and sesame peanut sauce in a large bowl until evenly coated. Divide between serving bowls and sprinkle with scallions. Drizzle with as much of the remaining pepperolio as you like.