Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

If you can't find a bagged vegetable medley for this easy noodle bowl, choose 12 ounces of cut vegetables from your market's salad bar and create your own mix.

From EatingWell: June/July 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)
Yield: 6 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  3. 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  4. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons chile-garlic sauce, or to taste (see Ingredient note)
  6. 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  7. 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  8. 1 12-ounce bag fresh vegetable medley, such as carrots, broccoli, snow peas

Preparation

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, shred into bite-size strips.
  3. Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, chile-garlic sauce and ginger in a large bowl.
  4. Cook pasta in the boiling water until not quite tender, about 1 minute less than specified in the package directions. Add vegetables and cook until the pasta and vegetables are just tender, 1 minute more. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Rinse the pasta and vegetables with cool water to refresh. Stir the reserved cooking liquid into the peanut sauce; add the pasta, vegetables and chicken; toss well to coat. Serve warm or chilled.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 363 calories; 12 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 44 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 7 g fiber; 348 mg sodium; 287 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (58% daily value), Fiber (27% dv), Vitamin C (25% dv), Magnesium (19% dv).

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat