Hungry Man’s Dinner: Spicy Sesame Chicken with Linguine


I’m here in Phoenix all by myself until the end of the month, so that means I need to feed myself. The first thing I was thinking of was a spicy chicken dish and noodles. Instead of trying to find a real receipe, I thought I’d try making something of my own. You may try this recipe if you want, but I assure you, I have some warnings.

Spicy Sesame Chicken with Linguine

I had no real recipe to follow nor did I have a direction for making what I did. I just did where my heart took me in the kitchen. My original idea was to try a knock-off Orange Chicken but I did not have several of the key ingredients to make it.

Here are the ingredients and the preparation from the concoction:

Hungry Man’s Dinner: Spicy Sesame Chicken with Linguine
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  • 1 1/2 lb Chicken breast, chopped into pieces or strips, depending on preference
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 T Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 egg
  • Sesame Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 lb. Linguine


1. Prepare Linguine to 1 minute before al dente and drain.

2. Break the egg in a small bowl and beat lightly, add some olive oil to the mix while beating.

3. In a larger bowl, mix the flour and remaining spices until well combined. You may use a blender if you like, but I used a fork and hit it hard.

4. Heat some sesame & olive oil in a wok or frying pan.

5. place the chicken into the egg wash and cover completely.

6. Dredge the chicken into flour mix, covering completely, placing on a separate plate while the oil heats.

7. When the oil is ready, drop the chicken into the oil a little bit at a time and brown.

8. Take the linguine that you have drained and toss with the chicken.

9. Complete the browning of the chicken with the linguine, adding more oil if necessary (I needed just a tablespoon more).

Here’s the play-by-play:

The result is the above shot. While it looks tasty, I feel it is missing something. Whether it is a sweet sauce to cover the chicken or something to boost the linguine. It met my spicy craving, but if its the sesame oil or maybe the number of spices. Please let me know what I could do different for next time. Or try it yourself and see how it works for you. Enjoy!

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  1. dan says

    Patricia – Thanks! I gave it a little extra spice so make sure you are ready for the bite it gives back.

    Angie – I had it at a ‘just browned’ state to retain as much moisture as I could but when I ate it, I was trying to think if this needed a sweet sauce or one a bit more mellow. Let me know if you make it!

  2. dan says

    Ben – It’s been a rough couple of days so far, but I am surviving. So far, I have a suggestion of a sweet sauce, a savory sauce, and now a nuetral sauce. I think my next batch will be interesting…

    Leon – Thanks! I really did not think it was that exciting of a combination, but thank you for the compliment!

    filipinoincanada – Thanks! Give it a try for yourself and let me know how it turns out!

    clickheretoforward – Let me know what kind of alterations you do and how it turns out, okay?

    regina – Thank you very much!

    Elizabeth – Peanut sauce, eh? That sounds like a winner to my next batch sauce! Thanks for the idea!

  3. dan says

    Thank you! I did not think much of the recipe before I made this, but I guess I need another go with it soon. Glad you like our site!

  4. says

    Its funny, I just watched Ming Tsai do a whole presentation using coriander seed and now its got my creative juices flowing.

    Have you considered toasting the coriander? toasting it might bring a bit more of an intense flavor out of it that I think would work well with the chicken.

    The finished product looks fantastic. I am definitely going to try this one and let you know.

    Thanks for the ideas!

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  5. carla says

    so i just stumbled upon this and i think a good addition would be to use spicy sesame linguine pasta instead of regular noodles. mayble for the sauce some hoisin, sugar mix!!

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