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Thai Chicken Pasta

I try to buy fresh chicken when it’s on sale. I cook a big batch in the slow cooker, then cut it up and package it in small amounts suitable for recipes like this. When I want it, I just need to pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw. —Jeni Pittard, Canon, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Cook linguine according to package directions.
  • 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.
  • Drain linguine. Serve with chicken mixture. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 409 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • lvarner
    Mar 1, 2021

    This was so easy to prepare and so tasty, too! It came together quickly, and the end result tasted great. It's a good recipe to make for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

  • choc52
    Feb 3, 2021

    Oh. My. Goodness. This was so good. I doubled recipe since the chicken breast I thawed was humongous. Went exactly by recipe except did it on stovetop and used dried cilantro that I had on hand. I haven't been to a Thai restaurant so don't know if this is authentic or not but who cares? Sometimes the best recipes are those that are the simplest and use ingredients you normally have. This is one of those recipes. Thank you so much for sharing. It's already on the 3x5 in my recipe box. Hope you share more treasures!

  • amber
    Apr 27, 2020

    Really tasty and easy!! I served it over shredded cabbage and it gave the dish a really nice crunch!! I would make this again for sure!

  • Grammahotshot
    Mar 16, 2020

    No comment left

  • prod25-2
    Jul 25, 2017

    I think anyone would enjoy this quick and easy side dish. Thanks for sharing.

  • sdipiazza
    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
    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
    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.

  • carrolcofer
    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
    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.