Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowl is light, healthy and packed with incredible flavor! Juicy marinated grilled chicken, a plethora of fresh veggies and toasted cashews sit on a bed of tender rice noodles and is drizzled with a simple toasted sesame dressing. This recipe will serve 6.

Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls

I love a chilled noodle bowl!

I first had a similar recipe at a restaurant on Lake Charlevoix called The Landing. The first time Pat and I were there was in 2021 when we went to spend the weekend at our friend’s cottage in East Jordan. After looking at the menu, it came down to a hard decision between the fried lake perch with fries and their Asian cashew noodle bowl. I decided to order the lake perch, and vowed the next time I was back, I was getting the chilled noodle bowl. Fast forward 2 years to this past July, when we found ourselves back with our good friends at The Landing. I didn’t even need to look at the menu because I knew what I was ordering.

In it was noodles, toasted cashews, chicken and cucumber drizzled in a delicious dressing. Needless to say it didn’t disappoint.

So I rushed home and made my own version of that amazing noodle bowl the following week. My sister Julie was coming over for lunch and it was the perfect healthy dish for the occasion.

Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls ingredients

To Make This Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowl You Will Need:

  • toasted sesame dressing – Ties this whole noodle bowl together with incredible flavor.
  • grilled sesame chicken – I used boneless skinless thighs, but thin-cut chicken breasts can also work.
  • rice noodlesI used Simple Truth brown rice pad thai noodles. (not sponsored)
  • cruciferous slawFor this I like Mann’s super food slaw. (again not sponsored)

Optional Additional Toppings:

  • avocado
  • cucumbers
  • shredded carrot
  • sliced radishes
  • pickled red onion
  • green onion
  • cilantro
  • toasted cashews
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • crispy wonton strips
  • really anything you want

Toasted Sesame Dressing

First things first, make the toasted sesame dressing and set off to the side.

whisking the sesame chicken marinade.

A lot of the ingredients for the dressing are used in the marinade for the chicken. So while you make the dressing, prepare the marinade as well. I like to marinate the chicken for 30 minutes. While the chicken is marinating, I’ll prep all of the rest of the ingredients.

cooked rice noodles

Including the rice noodles. For this, I use a brown rice pad thai noodle. Make sure to follow the packaging instructions for how best to cook the noodles. Once cooked, I rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process, since this is a cold noodle dish.

platter of Grilled Sesame Chicken for Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls

Once the rice noodles are cooked and veggies prepped, I will grill the chicken, and let it rest before slicing.

arrange noodle bowl ingredients in large shallow bowl

Divide noodles, chicken and any other add-ins to a large wide bowl.

Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls

Drizzle with the toasted sesame dressing and garnish with green onion, cilantro and toasted sesame seeds. Also, because of the added veggies, I do season my bowl with a pinch or two of salt.

Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls

Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls

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Yield: 6

Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowls

Grilled Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowl is light, healthy and packed with incredible flavor! Juicy marinated grilled chicken, a plethora of fresh veggies and toasted cashews sit on a bed of tender rice noodles and is drizzled with a simple toasted sesame dressing. This recipe will serve 6.

Ingredients

Optional Additional Add-Ins:

  • persian cucumbers, sliced
  • shredded carrot
  • radish, thinly sliced
  • pickled red onion
  • green onion, sliced
  • cilantro
  • cashews, toasted
  • toasted sesame seeds

Instructions 

  • Make the dressing and set aside.
  • Marinate and grill the chicken.
  • Cook rice noodles according to the package directions and prep any desired add-ins.
  • Divide noodles, sliced grilled chicken and any veggies and/or topping into wide shallow bowls. Drizzle with dressing and season with salt if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 347kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 413mg, Potassium: 418mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 176IU, Vitamin C: 27mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 2mg