Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Peanut Noodles With Chicken And Crisp Veggies

Short post today folks. I spent all morning being poked and prodded (and not in an amorous way, I might add) so I'm a little cranky and ready to hit the couch (or the bottle, I can't decide...LOL)

This was a fabulous dinner and so quick and easy to put together. It's also quite healthy. Remember, peanut butter is one of those "good fats." Enjoy and I'll see y'all tomorrow, and I promise to be in a better mood!

Peanut Noodles With Chicken And Crisp Veggies

12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti, boiled in salted water per package instructions, drained
4 cups of seasoned, cooked, and cubed chicken breast meat
1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
3 green onions, green and light green parts only, thinly sliced
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3 TBSP water
2 TBSP sesame oil
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 TBSP sugar (I used Splenda)

Place cooked pasta, chicken, and prepared vegetables in a large bowl.

In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter, water, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and sugar. I microwaved this mixture for about 30 seconds to a minute to help melt the peanut butter before whisking.

Pour dressing over the pasta, chicken and vegetables and stir well to combine. This dish is excellent served at room temperature or even cold the next day.

15 comments:

June said...

Mags, hope you feel better soon. It may be that you're in need of some "trouble truffles".

msmeanie said...

I love quick easy meals! This sounds great and super healthy. I make a similar thing with tofu sometimes. Great photos too!

Ed Schenk said...

Great Photo! this looks delicious. I love Peanut and Sesame noodle.

Nanan said...

Lovely photo! Yummy looking recipie! Hope you are feeling better - and remember - when you can't decide between the couch and the bottle - heck - pick both!

Linda said...

Looks good. I like that it is easy.

Feel better soon!

Julie said...

Hope you are felling better soon!!

Peanut butter makes everything better.

Barbara said...

Love this combination. I have veggies in the garden now that would be perfect for this.

Virginia bed and breakfast | Victorian inn bed and breakfast | Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

Yum! I like an excellent peanut noodle recipe. This recipe sound really delicious. I will have to try this one. I make a sesame noodle dish with linguine, but I will have to try it with the faster-cooking noodles.

Best Regards,

Amanda said...

Looks wonderful Mags!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

This looks great, but I would omit the Splenda! Just my taste!

Regards,
CCR
=:~)

Maria said...

This is my kind of meal!

Moogie said...

I hate the poking and probing. Hope they didn't find anything that shouldn't be there.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Sounds like a great dish... Hope you're feeling better soon. :)

Tell Laura I Love Her said...

I can't wait to make this recipe!!!! Yummy!

HoneyB said...

I love dishes like this....mostly because I love peanut butter! I hope your feeling better by now! ;)