Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

If your family is like mine, finding a dish everyone loves (or can even agree to eat) is a challenge. Heck, in my house, even choosing what kind of pizza to order can be full-on nuclear warfare. So I was shocked to discover that everyone in my family, I mean everyone, loved this recipe for Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles.

Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles is one dish our whole family agrees on! This easy pasta dish is smothered in a Thai-flavored peanut butter cream sauce and loaded with chicken, red peppers, carrots & green onions for a great family meal.

And what’s not to love? This pasta dish smothered in a Thai-flavored peanut butter cream sauce and loaded with chicken, red peppers, carrots, green onions—any vegetable you want really. And that’s the beauty of this dish, you can sneak in vegetables your family (even you, if you’re honest) might not otherwise eat: cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, etc.

One of my favorite things about Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles is that is can be made in under an hour. In my house, that’s really valuable. And it’s a one dish meal. What could be easier?

With this recipe, all your bases are covered—lots of veggies, a nice amount of chicken, and, of course, pasta. (Mom tip: substitute wheat pasta for a healthier meal.) If you want to save even more time, cut up the veggies in the morning or the night before and store them in a plastic bag in the fridge.

Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles is smothered in a Thai-flavored peanut butter cream sauce and loaded with chicken, red peppers, carrots & green onions for a great family meal. One of our family favorite recipes!

Recipe Notes:

  • The first thing I always do with a recipe like this is start the water boiling for the pasta. While that heats up I cut up all the veggies and sauté them.
  • If the sauce is too thick, just add a little more chicken broth to thin it out.
  • The sauce does thicken up a bit when it sits on the pasta, so it’s best to serve this dish right after tossing the pasta and sauce together.
  • The recipe calls for 2-3 cups of cooked and cubed chicken. If you want to make the dish heartier, or just to extend it to feed an unexpected dinner guest, just add another cup of chicken.
  • I love using rotisserie chicken in this dish. It’s so convenient, not to mention moist and delicious. But I’ve also found that leftover chicken works really well.
  • The amount of salt you’ll ultimately need in this dish will be greatly affected by the soy sauce you use. I use a low sodium soy sauce and add 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt to the finished dish.

Looking for a few more Asian flavored dishes? How about some hearty but tender, crazy delicious, Teriyaki Meatballs. Serve these over rice and you’ve got another dinner your whole family will love. These Sesame Ginger Snap Peas off the charts delicious and make a great snack or a fabulous side dish. What about a simple side dish that is so delicious your taste buds will literally thank you. Try this Coconut Rice.

Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Kathleen From Gonna Want Seconds
Course Pasta
Cuisine Asian Fusion

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dry pasta (linguine or spaghetti)
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup carrots julienned
  • 2 cups napa cabbage thinly sliced
  • green onions, peanuts, and cilantro for garnish
Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha

avatarFollow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest

Instructions

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well and toss with sesame oil.

  3. Meanwhile, cook ginger and garlic in vegetable oil until fragrant.

  4. Add carrots and cabbage and cook 2-3 minutes or until slightly tender. Add sauce while stirring over medium heat and summer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Stir in noodles. Garnish with crushed peanuts, cilantro and green onions (add lime wedges).

Nutrition Information
Calories: 325, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 591mg, Potassium: 344mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 3645%, Vitamin C: 10%, Calcium: 45%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

More Recipes You’ll Love

Teriyaki Meatballs. These meatballs are hearty but tender and totally crazy delicious!
Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles is one dish our whole family agrees on! This easy pasta dish is smothered in a Thai-flavored peanut butter cream sauce and loaded with chicken, red peppers, carrots & green onions for a great family meal.

More Recipes You'll Love

About the author

Kathleen

Kathleen is a recipe developer, passionate home cook and the author of the blog Gonna Want Seconds. She has been married to her best friend for 32 years and has two great kids, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, a Quarter Horse and a little green parrot. She is obsessed with cookbooks, cowboy boots, red wine and vintage costume jewelry. Kathleen’s recipes are all tried and true, tested and tweaked and, most importantly, family and friend approved!

More Posts by Kathleen

Latest & Greatest Dishes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments