Hello everyone, Nazia here, back with another mouthwatering recipe to share with the Food And Meal community! Today I’m thrilled to present my take on the classic Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles. This saucy, protein-packed dish has become a regular in my weekly meal rotation.
Growing up, I always loved the rich, nutty flavor of Thai peanut sauce. There’s just something so addictive about that creamy base punctuated with spicy chili heat and fresh lime. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with easy ways to incorporate those iconic flavors into wholesome weeknight dinners.
When inspiration struck to combine peanut sauce with sautéed chicken and veggies over a nest of noodles, I knew I was onto something special. After plenty of tasting and tweaking in my home kitchen, I landed on a version of Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles that my whole family devours.
I love that this recipe comes together quickly, but still totally satisfies. The rice noodles soak up that dynamite peanut sauce, while the chicken lends a hefty dose of protein. Bright cilantro and lime cut through the nuttiness perfectly. I hope this becomes one of your go-to weeknight warriors!
Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles Recipe
Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles Recipe
- Take a large sauce pan.
- Add the chopped onion and olive oil.
- Cook your chopped onion and then add the chicken meat.
- When the chicken meat is half cooked then add the galangal, chicken stock, minced garlic and ginger.
- Add the coconut milk.
- Cook your ingredients until it starts boiling.
- Add in the noodles, peanuts, lemon grass and rest of the ingredients into your curry.
- Cook your ingredients for ten minutes.
- Garnish it with cilantro leaves.
- Your dish is ready to be served.
- Protein Variations: While chicken is the star of this dish, feel free to explore protein alternatives such as tofu, shrimp, or thinly sliced beef. Adjust cooking times accordingly.
- Noodle Options: Experiment with different noodle types like rice noodles, udon, or egg noodles. Each variety brings a unique texture and flavor to the dish.
- Allergen Alert: If you have nut allergies, you can create a similar sauce using sunflower seed butter or tahini instead of peanut butter.
- Customize Heat: Adjust the level of spiciness by controlling the amount of red pepper flakes or omitting them entirely for a milder version.
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Cooking Tips for Perfect Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles
Over time, I’ve discovered little ways to coax even bolder Thai flavors from this quick, wholesome meal. I can’t wait to pass on these secrets so you too can whip up restaurant-worthy Thai cuisine in your own kitchen!
One key tip is to toast the peanuts before blending them into the sauce. That extra roastiness really amplifies the nutty flavor. I also recommend adding the ginger, chili paste, and lime juice gradually until you achieve the perfect tangy heat for your tastebuds.
While the sauce is key, don’t neglect properly cooking the chicken and vegetables. Make sure to stir fry them over high heat to caramelize and intensify flavors. Crisp-tender veggies in a flavor packed peanut sauce
My Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles pairs perfectly with a variety of Asian-inspired sides and starters. For some crunch, try serving it over a bed of fresh Asian Slaw or a tangy Daikon Salad. The crisp vegetables balance beautifully with the rich, nutty peanut sauce.
I also like to offer my Thai Peanut Noodles with an array of classic dim sum like Pork and Shrimp Shumai, crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls, or plump Chicken and Cabbage Potstickers. Let guests build their own sampler plates to enjoy alongside the saucy noodles!
And don’t forget a bowl of Hot and Sour Soup or some Tom Yum Goong! The spicy, sour broth makes the ideal prelude for the sweet and nutty peanut noodles. You can also cool things off with a light dessert like silky Mango Pudding or Coconut Tapioca.
However you choose to accompany it, my Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles makes for a stellar centerpiece to any Asian-themed dinner party. Just make sure to have extra peanut sauce on hand for your guests!
Frequently Asked Questions of Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles
- Can I make this dish vegetarian or vegan?Absolutely! Substitute the chicken with tofu or tempeh for a vegetarian option. For a vegan version, use plant-based protein and swap honey with maple syrup or agave.
- Is this dish very spicy?The level of spiciness can be adjusted by controlling the amount of red pepper flakes. Start with a small amount and increase as desired to suit your heat preference.
- Can I use a different nut butter?Certainly! While peanut butter is traditional, you can experiment with almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter for a different twist on the flavors.
- How do I store leftovers?Store leftover Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When reheating, add a splash of coconut milk to restore the sauce’s creaminess.
- Can I use a different type of noodle?Yes, you can! Feel free to substitute the noodles with your preferred type, like rice noodles, egg noodles, or even spaghetti.
I hope you all enjoyed this sweet stroll down memory lane with my homemade Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles recipe. Getting to share these nostalgic treats with the Food And Meal community has been such a joy.
Don’t forget to visit the Food And Meal website to find the full, detailed recipe so you can recreate these crispy, chewy candies in your own kitchen. I’ve included plenty of tips to help you achieve that soft filling and perfectly crackly shell.
Let me know in the comments if you decide to make these Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles, especially if you try any fun flavor variations! I’d love to see your creative spins on this classic recipe. And please share this post if you know anyone else who might enjoy this tasty trip back in time.
I feel so grateful that I get to revisit these fond childhood memories and flavors with all of you here at Food And Meal. As always, please reach out with any comments, questions or requests! For now, I’ll sign off daydreaming about the crunch of crispy candy shells.
Hi! I'm Nazia of ‘Nazia Cooks’, a self-taught baker and cook residing in Chennai. Rooted in the rich South Indian culinary landscape, my palate has expanded to embrace global flavors. I revel in crafting fusion dishes, melding traditions to birth unique tastes.