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Toasted Sesame Peanut Noodles with Chicken

toasted sesame peanut noodles with chicken

Toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and smooth peanut butter are the key ingredients to a FABULOUS Asian inspired dish!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, peanut butter, sesame oil, whole wheat noodles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 740kcal
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Large Frying Pan
  • Large Pot
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lb thin spaghetti whole wheat
  • ½ cup lite soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 12 oz frozen peas defrosted
  • 4 scallions chopped, green parts only
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Season diced chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add extra virgin olive oil to a large nonstick frying pan and warm over medium-high heat. Once oil has warmed, add chicken to the pan and saute until cook thoroughly.
  • While the chicken is sauteing, bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Generously season the boiling water with salt. Add the whole wheat pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain, reserving ½ cup of the starchy cooking water. Add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Once chicken has cooked completely, add it to the large mixing bowl with the cooked pasta, peas, and chopped scallions.
  • To make the sauce: Combine soy sauce, reserved pasta water, sesame oil, peanut butter, Sriracha sauce, mince garlic, and the juice of 1 lime into a medium saucepan. Heat until warmed and whisk until all ingredients are completely blended. Pour over the noodles, peas, and chicken in the large mixing bowl.
  • Toss all ingredients to combine and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 102.8g | Fat: 24.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 1203mg | Potassium: 1789mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 3.9g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 4mg