Thai Noodles and Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Noodles and Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Crunchy vegetables and a spicy peanut sauce make this an amazing meal served hot or cold  You can use Gluten Free or whole wheat pasta.

Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Seed Oil (divided)
  • 2 lb. of chicken
  • 1 box thick spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, cut on the diagonal
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced into coins
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, diced
  • ¼ cup of green onions, diced
  • sesame seeds (for garnish)

Spicy Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, diced
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1.  In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, ground ginger, and red
    pepper flakes. Set aside.
  2. Boil pasta according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil and chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute each side for 3-­4
    minutes or until cooked through. Remove from heat and let sit. Dice when cooled.
  4. In the same large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 more Tbsp. of oil and add garlic, sliced red peppers, snap peas, carrots.  Cook for 3 -5  minutes to warm and add in diced chicken, peanut sauce, pasta, fresh cilantro, and green onions.
  5. Toss till all noodles are coated.
  6. Serve and garnish with sesame seeds.