Orange Sesame Noodles

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A quick and delicious weeknight dinner of orange sesame noodles with juicy chicken thighs and a flavorful orange sesame sauce! Options for making gluten-free or vegan but just as is it’s a meal the whole family will love.


  • 8 oz ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
  • zest, 1 large orange
  • juice, 1/2 orange
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 4 cups kale, destemmed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • optional toppings: cilantro, chili flakes, green onions


  1. Make noodles according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine tamari, orange zest, juice + honey. Set aside.
  3. Heat up a large pan or wok over medium heat and add cashews. Toast until lightly browned (3-5 minutes). Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add sesame oil to pan followed by chicken pieces. Cook chicken, flipping occasionally until fully cooked through (roughly 5-8 minutes). Remove chicken and set aside.
  5. Add shiitake mushrooms to same pan. Cook for another 3-5 minutes or until mushrooms are sweating. If mushrooms are sticking add another drizzle of sesame oil.
  6. Add in garlic and ginger and cook for 1 more minute.
  7. Stir in kale until wilted.
  8. Add chicken, noodles and orange-tamari sauce to veggies and stir to coat noodles completely and most of liquid is absorbed.
  9. Stir in cashews + sesame seeds.
  10. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.