Chicken, Broccoli and Noodles in Peanut Sauce

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
chicken broccoli and noodles in peanut sauce

I have a dirty little confession to make: today is the last day that my growing baby is the size of a lemon and guess who hasn’t posted a single new recipe containing lemon!??! Needless to say, it is not for lack of lemon love. If you do a quick search, about 90% of my recipes contain lemon. Here are a few of my favorites:

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Syrian Salad
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

In the meantime, today I’m sharing a recipe I created incorporating leftover peanut sauce from my Thai Chicken Satay. Asian noodle dishes are a fantastic way to fill your family’s plate with loads of veggies and lean protein. Who can resist a plate full of creamy noodles? By using whole wheat spaghetti or buckwheat soba noodles, you ramp up the fiber and protein content of the meal. Peanut butter and sesame oil are both healthy MUFA’s that will help you absorb the vitamins from the veggies while also keeping you fuller longer. Win, Win.

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chicken broccoli and noodles in peanut sauce

Chicken, Broccoli and Noodles in Peanut Sauce

4.25 stars average
Asian noodle dishes are a fantastic way to fill your family’s plate with loads of veggies and lean protein.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti (or soba noodles)
  • 16 oz chicken breasts (cut in cubes)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 4 c broccoli florets
  • ¼ c peanut sauce
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil and cook whole wheat spaghetti according to package directions.
  • Reserve 1/2 c cooking water before draining pasta; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large wok or saute pan to medium high and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Season chicken breast with a bit of salt and pepper to taste and saute for 6-8 minutes until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add onions and peppers to pan and saute 5 minutes until translucent.
  • Add broccoli florets and reserved pasta water and cover with pan to steam 3-4 minutes until broccoli is bright green.
  • Stir in peanut sauce and add chicken and pasta.
  • Serve with fresh chopped scallions on top.

Notes

Excellent source of Vitamin C, good source of Vitamin A and iron

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 56.1gProtein: 36.5gFat: 9.2gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 475mgFiber: 10.5g

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2 responses to “Chicken, Broccoli and Noodles in Peanut Sauce”

  1. Sean Mahan Avatar
    Sean Mahan

    Peanut sauce sounds very interesting! Looking forward to taste this recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know what you think!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.