Last week I had the Lean Cuisine Thai Chicken and Noodles frozen meal for lunch a couple of days.  I loved it so much that the second day, when I went to the store to get it for lunch, I didn’t even care that it wasn’t on sale.  That is a sign of a good meal!  I am so addicted to anything that has peanut sauce and pasta that I started thinking that I could make something similar and I could probably even make it better.

I will definitely make this again but next time I will leave the chicken off my plate.  Grumpy can have it all.  I’d rather have some crispy tofu coated with that yummy sauce.  The frozen meal doesn’t have cilantro or heat (at least if its in there I couldn’t tell) but it is still really good.  Maybe a little sweeter than this one though.  In any case, its a great frozen meal to have on hand to take to work for lunch!

So now I have two versions of peanutty noodles that I can enjoy.  The Lean Cuisine one – for those days I need my fix and don’t have the time and my homemade version.  Grumpy enjoyed the dish also.  He pretty much is happy when I make anything with pasta.  I’ve been using the Dreamfield pasta since we found out about his diabetes.  I’m not really certain if it makes a difference but it certainly tastes great.

This is my submission to this week’s Presto Pasta Nights.  I missed it last week, and believe me, it was not on purpose.  I just didn’t have an inspirational night last week when it came to pasta.  So, I am happy to be able to submit this week!  If your interested in joining in this week, you still have time.  You can get the information for submission on the Presto Pasta Night’s webpage.

Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles
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Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles
Yield: 6

Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A Thai inspired recipe that is full of flavor with chicken, peanut sauce, and noodles!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground fresh ginger
  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced.
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 2 scallions including green tops, chopped
  • Chopped Cilantro (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium shallow glass, dish mix together the 3 tablespoons soy sauce, the 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon of oil, the garlic, and ginger. Add the chicken; turn to coat. Let marinate at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until just done following package instructions, drain and set aside until ready to assemble.
  3. While pasta is cooking mix peanut sauce and cook chicken.  Place peanut butter in a medium, microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 60 seconds.  Remove peanut butter from microwave and whisk in 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons lime juice, broth, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes.  Set aside.
  4. Heat a non-stick deep skillet over moderate heat. Stir-fry the chicken until browned and just done; 4 to 5 minutes.  Add carrots and scallions and stir fry one minute more.  Add the peanut sauce to the chicken and scallions and stir to coat.  Add pasta and toss with tongs to coat with sauce.  
  5. Top with the chopped peanuts and cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 522Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 35mgSodium 1495mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 26g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

22 Comments

  1. Veronica Miller February 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Sounds and looks amazing! I love peanut sauce–very good idea to recreate the frozen dinner so you could have it cheaper at home!

  2. Pegasuslegend February 9, 2012 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Shelby as soon as I saw the peanut butter in this recipe I went YUM!!!!!! We love this style chicken and yours looks super fabulous!

  3. Lili February 9, 2012 at 6:46 am - Reply

    this is good. nice adding some peanut on it. I also want to prepare this kind of recipe for my husband. he will like this for sure 🙂

  4. Jersey Girl Cooks February 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious. I need more easy meals that have Asian twists to it and this works perfectly.

  5. teresa February 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    YUM!!! i LOVE peanut sauce too, this looks amazing!

  6. scrummity! Thanks for taking part this week 🙂

  7. Leslie February 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Ohhhhhh ahhhh. I love peanut sauces!

  8. Ruth Daniels February 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Has me drooling. Perhaps I should have some of this for breakfast 😉 Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  9. Andrew's Mom February 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Shelby – I love love love anything with peanut sauce!

  10. Donalyn February 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    this looks great Shelby – I have been working on a similar recipe myself – love the combo!

  11. Sam (a.k.a. the Quantum Vegan) February 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    My family LOVES peanut noodles, so this looks great to me! And it would be easy to veganize. I'd like to give it a shot sometime!

  12. Michelle July 24, 2012 at 1:54 am - Reply

    This is the 2nd time I've made this recipe. My family loves it, including my 5,4 and 18 month old sons.

  13. pdh360 May 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    mmm this is good stuff! I like to use yakisoba noodles but spaghetti is definitely frugal and tastes good.

  14. HeiLin (Heidy McCallum) June 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Loving this recipe. Thai food is one of my favorites! Also love the addition of lime juice to it!!!! Definitely thinking of making this one!!

  15. Christie Daruwalla March 26, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I love anything Thai. These noodles are calling my name.

  16. Sara Glover March 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I've never made a peanut sauce but this looks so good I think I'll have to now!

  17. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads March 27, 2015 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    This looks and sounds like a must try! Love this recipe!

  18. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic March 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    This looks like it would be delicious. This is something I would love for lunch!

  19. Elle February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    What happens to the marinating liquid?

    • Shelby February 15, 2016 at 5:19 am - Reply

      Elle, any marinating liquid should be discarded. I apologize that is not clear in the instructions. Thanks for asking!

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