Good Morning America Recipes

Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Peas

Quick, Easy and Cheap Brown Bag Recipes

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Back-to-school time is here, and "Good Morning America" food editor Sara Moulton has five quick, inexpensive meals that parents can make for their children's lunches. Brown bagging just got a whole lot better! Check out this simple lunchtime meal.


  • 1/2 cup smooth unsalted peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 scallions (about 1/4 cup), white and light green part, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • Hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 1 pound dried fettuccine
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (from a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 package, defrosted frozen peas
  • Cooking Directions

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

    Combine the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, scallions, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, toasted sesame oil and hot sauce to taste in a food processor and purée until smooth.

    Add the fettuccine to the pot of water, stir and boil for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Set aside 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid, drain the pasta and combine with the sesame peanut sauce, the reserved cooking liquid, chicken and peas and stir well. Courtesy of Sara Moulton

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: hoisin sauce, scallions, ginger, toasted sesame oil

    Course: Lunch, Pasta, Dinner

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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