Thai Chicken Pasta Recipe
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Thai Chicken Pasta Recipe

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I try to buy fresh chicken when it's on sale. I cook a big batch in the slow cooker, then shred it and package it in amounts suitable for recipes like this. When I want it, it just needs to be pulled out of the freezer and defrosted! —Jeni Pittard, Canon, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3 ounces uncooked whole wheat linguine
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 409 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe dish, combine the salsa, peanut butter, orange juice, honey and soy sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Add the chicken; heat through.
  3. Drain linguine. Serve with chicken mixture. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Thai Chicken Pasta in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p33

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 263148
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017

"This was a good, quick recipe with few ingredients. I took the advice of some of the other reviewers and doubled some of the sauce ingredients. I kept the 1/2 cup salsa, honey and peanut butter but added more orange juice and a little more soy sauce. The sauce, while tasting good, was a bit pasty so I would add some chicken broth to thin it out a little. I used crunchy peanut butter as well. Definitely worth trying."

LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 252629
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"Other than the texture, this dish had good flavor. We did sub rice pasta for the wheat (due to gluten allergy) but otherwise, it was the same ingredients. I liked the peanut butter sauce and but I think next time I'll add a touch more soy sauce to make the sauce a little creamier and a more pleasant texture."

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 187826
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"It was nice how quick this was, but we thought it was disappointing compared to other homemade Thai dishes. The texture was also odd."

lvarner User ID: 35803 103847
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"I enjoyed this dish. It comes together quickly and actually looks very pretty with the suggested garnish. The spiciness level of the salsa definitely is important in the overall taste of this dish. I added some sauteed onion and garlic to the mixture."

carrolcofer User ID: 1614468 169901
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"This was excellent. Just spicy enough. Not overwhelming with the peanut butter flavor. I doubled the recipe so I could have lunch the next day. Not a good plan. The noodles soaked up all the sauce & it was super dry. Didn't reheat well."

Kathie 43 User ID: 170795 168396
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I doubled everything except the honey, peanut butter, and chicken. It was really good. I used leftover turkey breast in place of the chicken. I will be making again. I also used crunchy peanut butter and left off the cilantro."

BrendaEG User ID: 3492115 185273
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"I just tried this. Like other reviewers I doubled everything except the peanut butter and honey. I loved it and will definitely make again. My husband would like it more spicey so I will use a hotter salsa next time."

MSOLEIL User ID: 6310083 103840
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"I have made this dish over and over, it is by far my favorite recipe. quick and easy and SO yummy. I do what another review suggested and doubled the quantities except for the peanut butter and honey, also i use crunchy peanut butter since i never have chopped peanuts on hand. Enjoy!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 211298
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"Just making this again for supper tonight. Been looking forward to the next time I could make it! It's SO GOOD. Sorry for the previous reviewer that didnt like it - but everyone's tastes are different, that's what makes different recipes interesting! I always cook the sauce on the stovetop, just because I prefer to do it that way. Probably eliminates the smelly microwave situation too."

amelia.wellman123 User ID: 6014503 173460
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"this was just awful. the sauce was disgusting. the peanut butter and salsa didn't combine at all, not to mention cooking salsa in the microwaves makes your house smell like burnt rotten tomatoes for days to come. do not make this recipe - a waste of time, money, and food!"

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