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Easy Spicy Peanut Noodles With Chicken

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  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Asian


Some pantry staples, a few fresh veggies and the help of a rotisserie chicken make this quick and easy dinner a huge hit!


  • 12 ounces noodles (Soba or thick spaghetti)
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base (I use Better Than Bullion, see note**)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 6 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 large clove of garlic, pressed through a garlic press
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (or less if you want less spicy)
  • 2 cups shredded or cubed rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts


  1. Fill a large pot with water and add chicken base. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve.
  2. Cook noodles according to directions in the broth.
  3. While the noodles are boiling, sauté the red pepper, green onions, carrot, and garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes on medium high heat. You just want to soften them slightly, and release the flavors of the garlic and onions. Add a pinch of salt and set aside.
  4. When the noodles are done, drain most of the broth, but reserve about 3/4 cup in the pan with the noodles. Add the peanut butter, soy sauce, and Sriracha and stir to dissolve into the broth. The sauce will thicken as it sits.
  5. Mix in the chicken, and top with chopped peanuts and additional green onions if desired.


*adapted from Dinnerthendessert **I use a chicken base called Better Than Bullion which is like a concentrated chicken broth in the form of a paste. You can also crush up a chicken bullion cube in a couple tablespoons of boiling water.


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 538
  • Sugar: 4.9g
  • Sodium: 1143mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Protein: 46g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg