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Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken and Pasta in Peanut Sauce

Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken and Pasta in Peanut Sauce

FabSugar just got back from an amazing trip to Thailand, but now she's feeling a little blue about returning to her daily routine. To ease the culture shock, I suggested she make this simple, Thai-inspired dish for dinner. Seared chicken is tossed with pasta, broccolini, red peppers, and a store-bought peanut sauce. To make it more fit-friendly, use whole-wheat pasta. If you dislike broccolini or red pepper, feel free to swap in carrots, mini corn, bok choy, or peas. To make this scrumptious pasta,

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Chicken and Pasta in Peanut Sauce

Chicken and Pasta in Peanut Sauce

Chicken and Pasta in Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

  1. 8 oz. thin spaghetti
  2. 1 bunch broccolini, cut in 2-inch lengths
  3. 1 medium red sweet pepper, cut in bite-size strips
  4. 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  5. Salt and ground black pepper
  6. 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  7. 1/2 cup bottled peanut sauce
  8. Crushed red pepper (optional, for serving)

Directions

  1. In Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccolini and sweet pepper during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain. Return to Dutch oven and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, halve chicken breasts horizontally. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In extra large skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes each side, or until no longer pink (170 degrees F).
  3. Transfer to a cutting board. Slice chicken; add to pasta and vegetables.
  4. Heat through. Add peanut sauce. Pass crushed red pepper.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
wunami wunami 8 years
It's pretty easy to make your own peanut sauce. You don't have to buy a bottle. I usually mix up peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger, sriracha, with some hot water. Lime juice if possible.
thefashionphiles thefashionphiles 8 years
I made this dish, it was delish! Thanks Yum! =)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
They make some really good whole wheat pasta now!
emalove emalove 8 years
I'd love this...I love Thai food or anything Thai-inspired.
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Thanks Yum - maybe I'll attempt this weekend. :KISS:
jessr1214 jessr1214 8 years
this looks amazing! i bet it would be really good with tofu too!
femmefatale femmefatale 8 years
Looks yummy. I crave thai food all the time.!
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
DELICIOUS
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Never been a super huge fan of peanut sauce unfor.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
this does sound pretty good with corn and carrots. is the peanut sauce spicy? I've never had it before.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Weird. That's exactly what I'm about to make for dinner. :ghost:
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