Dan Dan Noodles

If you're a fan of spicy food, this tasty and quick Chinese noodle dish is just for you.


  • For the dan dan sauce:
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons black vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground Sichuan peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • To plate:
  • Rice noodles/gluten-free pasta, prepared according to directions on package and tossed in sesame oil to prevent sticking
  • 4 cups hot chicken stock
  • 1 small chicken breast, poached and hand-shredded
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Steamed bok choy
  • Green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Combine all ingredients for sauce in a blender, and puree until smooth.
  2. Portion 2 cups of cooked noodles into bowl, and add 2 tablespoons of dan dan sauce on top. Add 1 to 2 cups of hot chicken stock to noodle/sauce mixture and stir to coat. There should be a little bit of a broth in the bowl.
  3. Garnish with shredded chicken, bok choy, peanuts and scallions. Serve immediately.