[Chicken] Peanut Butter Noodles
I feel like I haven’t cooked in ages…
This past week has been very busy with food-filled events so I didn’t have a chance to cook. I’ve been itching to make an Asian inspired noodle dish recommended by my good friend, Alanna, for many weeks so this afternoon I treated myself to a home cooked lunch-in.
(Recipe from allrecipes.com | photos from me!)
Makes 4 servings
Calories/serving = 330
WW pts/serving = 7
* FYI, calories/WW pt are for the original recipe. Any additions or substitutions could increase or decrease the numbers
1/2 cup chicken broth
1-1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped peanuts (I omitted b/c I didn’t have any)
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons hot chile paste, optional
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces Udon noodles (I used pad thai flat rice noodles)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 cups pre-cooked chicken strips
I am trying to get better at mise en place when I cook.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender according to package directions. Drain.
[NOTES: Per Alanna’s suggestion, I sauteed chicken with peanut oil and a splash soy sauce before adding to noodle/sauce mixture.]
Meanwhile, combine chicken broth, ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, chili paste, and garlic in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until peanut butter melts and is heated through. Add noodles, and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions and peanuts.
Husband rating: A/A-
He liked the chicken and the combination of flavors but I think it was kinda spicy for him. I’ll probably reduce the chili paste and ginger next time. What a wuss! LOL
Wifey rating: A+
This was SO freaking good. If you like spicy asian flavors, you have to try it!