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Peanut Chicken with Noodles

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Go nuts over this fabulous tangle of pasta, peppers, asparagus, and tender chicken perfectly coated with prepared peanut sauce.

Ingredients

8
oz. uncooked spaghetti
2
tablespoons oil
1
lb. chicken breast strips for stir-frying
1
medium carrot, cut into 2x1/4x1/4-inch strips (1 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-sized strips
1/2
lb. fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4
cup purchased peanut sauce

Steps

  • 1 Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in wok or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet; place on plate and cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Add remaining tablespoon oil to wok. Add carrot; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and asparagus; cook and stir an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 4 Add cooked spaghetti and peanut sauce. Return chicken to wok; toss to coat. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in wok or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet; place on plate and cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Add remaining tablespoon oil to wok. Add carrot; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and asparagus; cook and stir an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 4 Add cooked spaghetti and peanut sauce. Return chicken to wok; toss to coat. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

There are many new peanut sauces on the market. Find the one you enjoy most and keep it on hand for quick meals.

Try making this noodle dish with shrimp or 1/2-inch cubes of firm tofu instead of the chicken breast strips.

For extra peanut flavor and crunch, sprinkle the finished dish with roasted or salted peanuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 Cups
Calories
585
(
Calories from Fat
205),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
55g
55%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
39g
39%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
96%;
Vitamin C
66%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
22%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 4 Very Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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