Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad

Asian Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad

Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad

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Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad
Serves 2
Juice of ½ lime
1 T. toasted sesame oil
1 T. honey
1 T. soy sauce
¼- ½ jalapeno finely chopped (depending on your heat preference)
½ seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
1 skinless boneless chicken breast
4 oz. rice noodles
Red chili paste

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine lime juice, sesame oil, honey and soy sauce. Add cucumber and jalapeno, toss and set aside.
  3. Heat a bit of oil in an oven-proof pan. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper and sear both sides until browned. Move pan into oven and roast until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Let chicken rest and slice.
  4. Cook rice noodles as directed on the package, drain and rinse with cold water.
  5. Divide the noodles, chicken and cucumbers between two plates. Drizzle with remaining cucumber dressing. Garnish with red chili paste.
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