Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken made with rice noodles, scallions, carrots, broccoli slaw, bean sprouts in a spicy peanut sauce. A winning combination of spicy, crunchy, sweet and salty will tantalize your taste buds.

Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken – Lightened Up

Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken

This dish is so popular on my blog I included it in my first cookbook, (photo credit above Penny De Los Santos). To lighten up this dish, I load it up with lean protein and lots of veggies. If you love peanut sauce, you will also love this Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce and these Shrimp Summer Rolls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce.

Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken, Lightened Up is delicious, made with stir fried chicken strips, rice noodles, scallions, carrots, broccoli slaw, bean sprouts in a spicy peanut sauce. A winning combination of spicy, crunchy, sweet and salty will tantalize your taste buds.

To make this peanut sauce light, I love using (avail on amazon, see affil link). It has 85% less fat than peanut butter and tastes really good when used in recipes like this. If you've tried it let me know what you think. If you can't find it, regular peanut butter will do, you will have to adjust the macros.

Rice sticks or rice noodles can be found in the Asian section of your supermarket and make this a gluten free dish. If you can't find rice noodles, udon noodles or even linguini would work. Or skip the noodles and use spiralized veggies instead (sweet potatoes would be great here). Although there's a long list of ingredients, one everything is prepped it really comes together quite quickly. To save time, buyt pre-shredded carrots and broccoli slaw, this will help speed things up.

Variations:

  • Try this with shrimp instead of chicken.
  • Make it vegetarian and use tofu in place of chicken.
  • Can't find use regular peanut butter in it's place.

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Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken, Lightened Up is delicious, made with stir fried chicken strips, rice noodles, scallions, carrots, broccoli slaw, bean sprouts in a spicy peanut sauce. A winning combination of spicy, crunchy, sweet and salty will tantalize your taste buds.
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Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken

359Cals22Protein53Carbs6Fats
Prep Time: 20mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Total Time: 40mins
Yield: 6Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Asian
Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken is delicious, made with stir fried chicken strips, rice noodles, scallions, carrots, broccoli slaw, bean sprouts in a spicy peanut sauce.

Ingredients

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1cupreduced sodium chicken broth
  • 5tbsp
  • 1tbspsrracha chili sauce
  • 2tbsphoney
  • 2tbspsoy sauce, use Tamari for gluten free
  • 1tbspfreshly grated ginger
  • 2clovesgarlic, minced

For the chicken:

  • 16ozchicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1tbspsriracha chili sauce, more or less to taste
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 4clovesgarlic, crushed
  • 1tbspfresh ginger, grated
  • 1tbspsoy sauce, use Tamari for gluten free
  • 1/2tbspsesame oil
  • 8ozrice noodles
  • 3/4cupgreen onion, chopped
  • 1 -1/4cupsshredded carrots
  • 1- 1/4cupscup shredded broccoli slaw
  • 1cupbean bean sprouts
  • 2tbspchopped peanuts
  • 1lime, sliced
  • cilantro for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • For the peanut sauce: Combine 1 cup chicken broth, peanut butter, sriracha, honey, 2 tbsp soy sauce, ginger, and 3 cloves crushed garlic in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat stirring occasionally until sauce becomes smooth and well blended, about 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Boil water for the noodles cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, sriracha, lime, garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
  • Heat a large skillet or wok until hot. Add oil and sautà chicken on high heat until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
    Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken
  • Add 2 cloves crushed garlic, scallions, carrots, broccoli slaw and/or bean sprouts and salt, sautà until tender crisp, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Drain noodles and toss with peanut sauce and additional chicken broth if needed to loosen the sauce. When chicken is cooked, toss with noodles.
  • Divide noodles and chicken between 6 bowls, top with sauteed vegetables, bean sprouts, chopped peanuts (or you can toss everything together to hide the vegetables so your family members don't push them aside!) and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

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Nutrition

Serving: 11/3 cups, Calories: 359kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 670mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 9
Purple Smart Points: 8
Points +: 8
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Veggies sauteed in wok until tender and crisp.