Speedy, spicy, and super yummy; this peanuty chicken pasta dish fuses the flavors of Thai food with plain old spaghetti noodles. It’s already nutritious, but substitute with whole grain pasta to be even healthier! I’ve been making this Thai Chicken Peanut Pasta dish forever; it’s one of my husband’s favorite quick, weeknight meals. Until recently, the creation has always been in my head; I’d just do a little of this and a little of that. But, I’ve had a recent query to feature it in a publication, so I decided to measure everything out and take a proper picture. I’ll keep you posted on that news. But, until then, enjoy the sneak peek!
Thai Chicken Peanut Pasta Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oli
- 1 pound ground chicken breast
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups julienned carrots
- 1 medium red onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons Srirachai Sauce (the red “Rooster” sauce)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon (more or less to taste) dried red pepper flakes
- 12 ounces dried spaghetti noodles
- 4 green onions chopped with tops
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
In large skillet, cook ground chicken breast over medium-high heat for 10 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned; drain grease if any. Add garlic and carrots and red onion to skillet and continue cooking mixture several more minutes over medium heat, taking care not to over-cook.
At the same time that chicken and pepper stir fry is cooking, begin preparing noodles and sauce. Cook noodles to manufacturer’s directions; drain and set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, broth, lemon juice, peanut butter and red pepper flakes.
Over medium heat, pour sauce into skillet with chicken and pepper mixture and let simmer for 3-5 minutes until heated through. To serve, place a mound of warm noodles in an individual low pasta-style bowl and top with a portion of the chicken mixture. Top with chopped green onions and peanuts. Yield: serves 6
Notes: Sriracha sauce is a Thai condiment made of hot chilies; typically found on Asian aisle in supermarket.