Make delicious Peanut Chicken noodles in less than 40 minutes! The recipe also has make-ahead tips!
Authentic Thai peanut noodles are heavy and dense with peanut butter sauce. This recipe is on the lighter side with veggies and chicken.
Just put all the ingredients 'for chicken' in a bowl and give it a good mix. Then rest the chicken for 15-20 minutes on the counter or overnight in the fridge.
After marination, cook chicken on medium heat in a covered pan until it is tender. Then remove the lid and dry put most of the water on high heat. The chicken is ready, set aside.
Heat the oil and sizzle ginger and garlic for a minute. Then add chicken stock, peanut butter, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, sriracha sauce, salt, and red chili flakes.
Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes on low heat, then add the chicken to make a thin sauce. Add 2-4 tablespoons of extra water if the sauce is thick. Chicken Peanut sauce is ready.
Let the carrot cook for 3 minutes until slightly soft then add the remaining veggies that bell peppers, cucumbers, and green onions. Give it all a stir.
Just before serving heat half of the spicy peanut chicken sauce, (add a few tablespoons of water if the sauce is too thick). Add half of the boiled noodles, sauteed veggies, and cilantro.
Mix well and serve. Garnish with roasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts. Serve with a lemon wedge.
By Mariam Sodawater