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Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

This simple spicy peanut noodles recipe tastes like it took hours to make. Everybody says it has the perfect levels of heat and spice. —Sharon Collison, Newark, Delaware
Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10.8 ounces) frozen broccoli, carrot and sugar snap pea blend
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) thick rice noodles
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • Additional chicken broth, optional

Directions

  1. Microwave frozen vegetables according to package directions.
  2. Place broth, peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, pepper and cayenne in a large skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Stir in chicken; heat through. Stir in vegetables.
  3. Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain and immediately add to chicken mixture, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with green onions. If desired, moisten with additional broth. Serve immediately.

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles Tips

How can I adjust the spice level of these peanut noodles?

The heat in this dish comes from the cayenne pepper. Omit it to reduce the heat or double it for an extra dose of fiery goodness. Here's another take on peanut noodles with chicken.

What can I use for spicy peanut noodles instead of rice noodles?

You can find rice noodles in the international section of most grocery stores. If you're all out, try making these with udon, mung bean noodles or any type of egg noodles. Check out more ways to cook with rice noodles.

What else can I add to these spicy peanut noodles?

Add a little crunch with chopped peanuts on top, a sprinkling of cilantro for fresh flavor or a soft-boiled egg for richness and texture.
Research contributed by Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 489 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 971mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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