Real Men Cook: Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

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Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles #peanut #thaifood #pastarecipes #chicken #maindish

An easy and light Thai Food dish with a spicy and creamy Peanut Sauce tossed with crunchy Veggies, Pasta, and Chicken.Β 

Do you ever just need to get a kick in the pants to get off the “Negative Nancy” train? I do. Yesterday my husband and I went out on a little date night. I was super excited about the new year, setting goals, and just talking them through with my husband. But then… those thoughts come on.

Last year, you set a goal to pray with your husband and you didn’t do it. You also set a goal to wake up in the mornings and read your Bible, you didn’t do that consistently. Oh, and what about this and that.

By the time I realize it I’m discouraged and then not sure what goals to set.

Good thing I have a husband who gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get back on track. He said, “It’s a new year, a new slate, the past does not dictate what you can or will do in your future.” AMEN!! Β So.. all that to say… back to setting goals with confidence, anticipation, and excitement! And, very thankful for an amazing husband who knows how to speak life and encouragement to me when I need it!

Speaking of husbands, today is Real Men Cook day. A day {the 1st Friday of every month}, dedicated to give our men recipes easy enough to make so that mom can have a night off! Yeah for that, right ladies! πŸ™‚ Last month, our recipe for Real Men Cook was Dark Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies,Β so I guess that would be Real Men Bake.Β 

This month we are going back to cooking and boy is this one amazing. If there are any Thai Food fans out there then this is the recipe for you! There is crunchy from the fresh vegetables, protein from the chicken, grains from the pasta, a slight peanut hint with a zesty lime flavor and some heat from the red pepper flakes. The ultimate light and easy dish for all those hubbies out there!

To get started, chop up 1 cup pre-cooked chicken and set aside.Β 

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Next, get your veggies ready and julienne 1 red pepper and slice 1/4 cup of green onions. Set aside.

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In a small bowl, mix together 4 Tablespoons of reduced fat peanut butter, 6 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 3 Tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Whisk until smooth.

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Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil, throw 1 lb. of whole wheat spaghetti in water and cook until al dente. {about 8-10 minutes}

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Drain water and toss in cooked chicken, red pepper, green onions, and peanut sauce with pasta. Toss to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles #peanut #thaifood #pastarecipes #chicken #maindish

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Real Men Cook: Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup of green onions, sliced

Sauce:

  • 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter, reduced fat natural
  • 6 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together reduced fat peanut butter, fresh lime juice, low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped fresh basil, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil, throw whole wheat spaghetti in water and cook until al dente. {about 8-10 minutes}
  3. Drain water and toss in cooked chicken, red pepper, green onions, and peanut sauce with pasta. Toss to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted by Eat Yourself Skinny

 

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43 Responses
  1. Great post Krista, love that your husband is so positive and motivating πŸ™‚ We are big noodle fans and love Thai food and these Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles look amazing and super tasty! Loved that you used whole wheat spaghetti too πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you and your family!

    1. Thanks Kelly, I am definitely blessed to have a husband who encourages and motivates me to do my best!
      We love Thai food too, especially the “heat” that it brings with it. πŸ™‚ {this one isn’t very spicy but you can totally add more heat to it if you’d like. Hope you get a chance to try it!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I think it’s so easy to get discouraged when we know our own faults and failures! Good for your husband kicking you in the pants πŸ˜‰ This recipe sounds easy – and I know my family would love it, Krista! Pinned πŸ™‚

    1. Right?!? Glad I’m off the negative nancy train! Today has been great so far, even ran in 30 degree weather!! Now thats commitment. πŸ™‚ hehe

      Hope your family loves this dish as much as we did! Thanks for the pin Jamie, have a great weekend!

    1. So fun Zainab, sounds like you are a thai food expert! Then you make this for sure.. just add a little more heat to it {more red pepper flakes}. I made it mild because I didn’t want to burn peoples mouths. hehe. πŸ™‚ Hope you have great rest of the weekend sweet friend!

    1. Totally do it, plus they feel accomplished because they are made something. πŸ™‚

      Yeah for a new year, for new goals, new dreams, and new things to try! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend Deb! Try to stay warm with all those frigid temperatures by you!

  3. I like your husband ;). Words of wisdom and encouragement from the spouse can do wonders for a woman’s soul, no? So keep your head up and continue to set high goals for yourself ;). I love Thai food, and this is just the kind of quick & easy recipe I was looking for. Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year, my lovely friend!

    1. So true! Especially if you are a words of affirmation person like myself. πŸ™‚ Just need to keep meditating on Philippians 4:8 this year, its a short verse but a goodie! Thanks for stopping by sweet friend, and for the foodie props. Means alot coming from you, hope things are going well for you and your man on the home front!

    1. Thanks Britni! I am a sucker for peanut butter in anything, in fact while I was pregnant I think it was in every dish.. haha. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the pin, hope you get a chance to make it!

  4. Krista, the Thai Chicken noodles look so yummy! Everyone is our house loves noodles, so this is an automatic home-run!
    Also, don’t give yourself such a hard time. Your husband is right. God gives us a new beginning, each and every day. He knows whats in your heart. Blessings for a wonderful New Year to you and your family. ~Erin

    1. Thanks Erin! πŸ™‚ On both counts, the food and the encouragement. Sometimes we just need a little reminder to get back on track. God does give us a new beginning each and every day, mercies are new every morning! πŸ™‚ Thanks girl! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

  5. I think all of us could use a good kick in the pants when it comes to our goals and resolutions. I think I may have to resolve to eat more Thai food haha! I’m actually craving some right now. I love how quickly this recipe comes together and it looks amazing. I’ll have to make some of these noodles as soon as I get the chance.

    1. haha… I like that resolution! πŸ™‚ Sounds like a delicious one! Thanks for stopping by Rebecca, I hope you DO get a chance to make these! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

    1. I know right! πŸ™‚ Got lucky with this guy huh? Although you did too, I see the stuff coming out of your kitchen. {not because I’m a stalker but because I see it on your blog.. hehe}

    1. I know right! πŸ™‚ We all need that. Thanks for the foodie props Deauna, it was definitely a good one and takes less than 30 minutes to make, also another bonus!

    1. Yes, that I am. Very thankful for that. Oh you are so right. Focus on the good not the bad. I just have to keep thinking of Philippians 4:8 and think on those things. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the encouragement Lisa!

  6. This recipe looks delicious! Have you tried different types of citrus in this? I only occasionally have limes, but almost always have lemon. Either way, I’d love to try this recipe and it’s pinned for when I get around to it. Hope you have a happy SITS day! πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Chelsea, I haven’t used different types of citrus in this chili before but I think either lemon or orange would definitely work in this dish. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy it and thanks for pinning!

    1. Your welcome! I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚ The only part that tastes long is the chopping, but once thats through your in the clear! Plus, so worth it because its delicious! Yeah for thai food!

    1. Awesome! That would still be awesome! The sauce in this rocks and if that tofu soaks up all the sauce this would be a rocking dish for you! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fun comments Charlotte!

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