A delectable dish with spicy peanut sauce and succulent chicken
Slippery noodles swimming in spicy peanut sauce is perfect for a delicious bulk cook. With an array of veggies and juicy roasted chicken, ya got all your nutrients in a single dish! Replace the chicken with prawns or tofu if you’re not a meat-eater, and sub in any of your favourite veg if you’re not a fan of what I chose. This recipe’s adapted from My Recipe‘s spicy soba noodles recipe.
- Garlic (one clove for stove, one clove for sauce)
- Fresh ginger (some for stove, some for sauce)
- Frozen peas
- Green onion
- Red pepper
- 1 c peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. oy sauce
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 1/2 c chicken broth
- A dash of crushed red chilli flakes
- Lotsa noods
- Chicken breasts
Start by preheating your oven to 450 F. You’re gonna pop your chicken breasts onto a baking tray, and season with salt ‘n’ pep. Toss your chicken into the oven and let it cook for about 45 minutes. Once the chicken is fully cooked (white on the inside and minimum 165 F — check with a meat thermometer), just slice ‘er up so you can throw it into your pot.
Next, time to start choppin’! Dice your onion, smash your garlic, and chop up red pepper, carrot, and broccoli. First sweat your onion in a large pot with a dash of olive oil, and add the rest of your chopped veg and frozen peas once the onion’s translucent. Peel and grate your ginger and toss about half in (reserve some for the sauce). While this veg is cookin’ away, get a separate pot going with some water and yo’ noods.
Now let’s. Get. SAUCY. I honestly eyeballed all these ingredients, but gave some rough estimates in the ingredients list above. Mix together peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, garlic, grated ginger, crushed red chilli flakes, and a little chicken broth. Mix-mix-mix so the sauce is super smooth with no lumps or clumps.
Once all of these separate elements are ready, toss it all together! Add your chicken and noodles in with the veggies, then top with your spicy peanut sauce. Mix very well, top with green onion, and you’re done!
Serve this meal with a side of tasty beer. I’m quite partial to the BC-brewed Fuggles & Warlock “The Last Strawberry” strawberry wit. It’s light and summery, and goes really well with heavier, savoury dishes like this.