Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles is a light and easy Thai dish with a spicy, creamy peanut sauce. It’s tossed with crunchy veggies, pasta and chicken!

Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

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!!  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! 🙂 Last month, our recipe for Real Men Cook was Dark Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies, so I guess that would be Real Men Bake. 

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!

How to Make Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

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

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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.

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Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 20 mins
  • yield Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Thai

Description

Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles is a light and easy Thai dish with a spicy, creamy peanut sauce. It’s tossed with crunchy veggies, pasta and chicken!

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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

Keywords: easy thai recipe, thai noodles, thai noodles recipe, thai pasta, peanut noodles, peanut noodles sauce, thai peanut noodles, peanut butter noodles, thai chicken recipe, thai chicken

 

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    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      Thanks for input Alaina… you’ll have to try it and let me know. 🙂 I’m not a fan of tofu but I know others are. 🙂

  1. Courtney

    This sounds delicious! Isn’t Thai food the best?! I’ve been looking for some new Asian noodle recipes. I will have to try this one out! Thanks!

    xx Courtney

  2. Charlotte

    TOTES making this vegetarian by swapping out the chicken for some tofu. Sounds delicious! Hope you are enjoying your SITS day!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      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! 🙂 Thanks for the fun comments Charlotte!

  3. Stacy B

    Thank you for this post! I love Thai food and am always intimidated to try to make it. This looks simple enough for me to do! I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      Your welcome! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 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!

  4. Chelsea

    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! 🙂

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      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. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it and thanks for pinning!

  5. Lisa@ Cooking with Curls

    We all have moments of self doubt. You just have to remember all of the things that you HAVE accomplished! You are really lucky to have a loving and supportive husband. 🙂

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      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. 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement Lisa!

  6. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

    Krista, This looks like a delicious meal. Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. So glad you could join us!!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      Thanks Nichi! So glad to have you as a host for the new year! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great rest of the week!

  7. Deauna @ Honesty’s Protégée

    It’s great to have someone who encourages you when you start getting down on yourself. This recipe is really simple and looks delicious!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      I know right! 🙂 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!

  8. Dani @ See Hubby Cook

    This looks DELICIOUS Krista! Not only is your man doing things right by cooking, he’s doing it even better by making Thai food 😉 Love it!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      I know right! 🙂 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}

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