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Sesame Noodles with Broccoli and Chicken

This fun and flavorful recipe is easy to make, and would pair great with sides of fruit and whole wheat rolls. Each one-cup serving — this makes eight — has just 240 calories and 9 grams of fat. It's a good source of protein and Vitamin C.

Sesame noodlesIngredients
  • 8 ounces whole wheat spaghetti noodles
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1⁄2 cups cooked, diced chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Mix together sugar, soy sauce and vinegar in small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in large sauté pan or skillet. Add garlic and broccoli, and cook on medium until soft.
  4. Add chicken and cook until heated through.
  5. Add pasta and soy sauce mixture, and mix well. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.

FYI: If you're vegetarian, consider substituting diced tofu or a can of drained garbanzo beans for the chicken. No broccoli? Use peas, green beans or mixed veggies. Flavor boosters: red chili flakes, sliced green onions and/or a teaspoon of sesame oil.