Thursday, March 21, 2013

quick and easy peanut noodles with chicken and broccoli


I love, love, love peanut noodles. They're addicting and amazing and I could eat them every day. You too? Then you have to try these.

When I saw this recipe and how incredibly simple it was, I knew I needed to try it right away. This is exactly what I love for dinner: simple, fast, delicious... and peanut noodles.

Peanut Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli (adapted from Ring Finger Tan Line)
serves 4

3/4 lb. einkorn linguine (or other pasta of your choice)*
4 cups cooked broccoli florets (I used frozen and defrosted them on the stovetop)
1 lb. chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 scallions, chopped
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup shelled unsalted peanuts

Bring a salted pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet per medium high heat. Cook chicken until completely done and set aside.

Make the sauce by blending the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, scallions, ginger, sugar and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender until completely smooth.

Drain and rinse the pasta. Toss with peanut sauce, chicken, and broccoli. Sprinkle peanuts on top and enjoy!

*A word about einkorn pasta: I've been using it for about a month now and LOVE it. So far I've only found it at Whole Foods, but other natural grocers may carry it, or you can order it here. It has the exact same taste, texture and flavor as "regular" whole wheat pasta. For information on einkorn flour and why it's awesome, read this fabulous post.

20 comments:

  1. That my friend, sounds like dinner. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It goes from cutting board to mouth in like 20 minutes...can't beat that!

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  2. This looks amazing!! I am book marking it! xo Lauren of www.cornwellfam.com

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  3. I've made a version of this before and it's my favorite!

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  4. Yum! I love peanut noodles too! This recipe looks great-and I have everything I need to make them!

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    1. Thanks Dawn! That's always the best when you have everything on hand!

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  5. this makes to my dinner table very often. love peanut sauce :)

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  6. Peanut noodles are the end all be all of fabulousness. This looks so tasty!

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    1. Totally agree there Megan! Thanks so much!

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  7. I'd never heard of einkorn flour/pasta before. I just did some research and am super intrigued. I'm read up on it a little more right now. Glad you talked about it! Your peanut noodles look yummy!

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    1. Let me know if you try it out! I'm a huge fan!

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  8. This sounds wonderful and looks delicious! I tried a recipe recently that is somewhat similar but has a good amount of sesame oil in it...this sounds like a nice balance of flavors...I like the sound of the tartness and spice mixed with the PB.

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    1. Thanks Monica! I've tried a ton of recipes for peanut noodles bc I love them so much, and this has been my favorite so far. Hope you like it if you try it! :)

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  9. Super impressed that you did this with einkorn linguine!

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    1. We've been loving the stuff! Thanks for introducing us to it! :)

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  10. Making this for dinner tonight. Can't wait. Looks amazing.

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    1. Hope it liked it, Tara! It's a favorite go-to meal of mine!

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