Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fast Food Follies: Thai Peanut Chicken with Noodles

Life's keeping me very busy these days. Here's a quick Thai chicken recipe I threw together for dinner one night this week.

Here's what you need:
6 ounces of rice noodles (more or less is okay)
1 lb boneless chicken breast fillets or tenders (get the tenders for quicker prep)
1 14oz can of coconut milk
1 packet A Taste of Thai peanut sauce mix (Great taste, and no MSG!)
1 lime

Here's how you cook it:
Cook the noodles. While the noodles are cooking, cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.
When the noodles are done, drain them and transfer to a temporary holding location.
In the pan you cooked the noodles in, stir fry the chicken with a little oil.
When the chicken is done, add the coconut milk and sauce mix. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 3-4 minutes. The sauce will thicken slightly.
Once the sauce is done, stir the noodles into the sauce.
For an authentic Thai flair, serve with lime wedges.

PS: If you're new to the kitchen and concerned about food safety, here's a chicken tip: Cut open a piece of the cooked chicken. If it's pink in the middle, it's not done yet. Cooked chicken is white the whole way through. You can also check doneness with an instant read thermometer.


geeky! said...

If youre *really* in a pinch, use some chicken (spicy, preferred) ramen noodles and a spoonful of chunky peanut butter. Make the ramen per the directions on the package and mix in the PB. You can add veggies if you like. A boiled egg is nice, too.

Anastasia said...

Geeky - That definitely sounds interesting :) I'd have to sub out the ramen seasoning packet for some (all natural) chicken soup base and add a little sirachi sauce though. I'm allergic to MSG, and there's tons of it in those ramen packets.