These Peanut Noodles are dressed in the most delicious flavorful peanut sauce. There’s chicken and vegetables added to the mix that makes this dish so perfect for parties and entertaining. These noodles are delicious enjoyed hot or cold!
Easy Peanut Noodles
I love a good noodle recipe that is perfect any time of the year for parties and gatherings. These peanut noodles are packed with so much flavor, easy to transport and love that you can enjoy them warm or chilled in the refrigerator. Take a look at my instructions below to be on your way to making this recipe for your guests!
Ingredients Needed For Peanut Noodles
Let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need to make my delicious noodles.
- dry spaghetti noodles– Spaghetti noodles will come in a variety of sizes, I prefer the traditional spaghetti noodles. Any size of spaghetti will work just fine.
- sesame oil– Sesame oil can be found in either the salad dressing section of the grocery store or by the other oils in the baking section. Sesame oil has a very distinct flavor and pairs so nicely in this thai dish. A little goes a long way.
- minced garlic– The garlic is added to bring a nice layer of flavor to the peanut sauce. You can chop your own fresh garlic or you can purchase garlic that is already minced that is sold in little jars near the produce section.
- fresh ginger chopped– Fresh ginger is also found in the produce department. It brings a fresh slightly spicy layer to the peanut sauce. If you’ve never used it in a recipe, you use a peeler to peel the skin, then chop it as you need it. It’s aromatic and lovely in many dishes.
- smooth peanut butter– Peanut butter is the main part of this sauce. Creamy or smooth peanut butter works best.
- soy sauce– Soy sauce is found in the ethnic section of the grocery store. It brings another savory layer to the peanut sauce.
- light brown sugar– The brown sugar brings a touch of sweetness to the sauce.
- rice vinegar- Rice vinegar can be found in many grocery stores in the salad dressing section or near the oils and other vinegars. Can be a little tricky to spot, ask an associate if you don’t see it.
- red pepper flakes– Red Pepper flakes bring a little heat to the sauce. Find them in the spices section of your grocery store.
- hot water– The hot water helps bring the sauce together in the blender.
- extra virgin olive oil– The olive oil is used to saute the onions.
- white onion– You’ll finely chop the white onion that will bring a nice flavor to the noodles.
- orange or red bell pepper– I prefer the bell pepper to be finely chopped and not cooked. You can choose to saute it with the onion if desired.
- cooked chicken– I use a rotisserie chicken in most of my recipes that call for cooked chicken.
- fresh cilantro leaves– The fresh cilantro is an important ingredient for the peanut noodles. They add freshness and that great cilantro flavor.
- kosher salt
- roasted peanuts– The roasted peanuts are optional, but I love the additional crunch they add to the noodles.
How To Make Peanut Sauce Noodles
- Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, place in a large pasta bowl, and toss with sesame oil. Set aside.
- Prepare the sauce. Place garlic and ginger, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes and hot water into a high powered blender such as Bledtec or a food processor. Blend or pulse until well combined.Set sauce aside.
- Saute Onions. Place olive oil in a hot skillet over medium heat. Saute onion for 5 minutes or until softened.
4. Add Ingredients To Noodles. Add onions to bowl of cooked spaghetti noodles along with chopped bell pepper, cooked chicken and fresh cilantro.
5. Pour In Sauce. Add sauce to noodles. Toss to coat, season with pinches of salt to taste and garnish with peanuts.
- Don’t Overcook Pasta. Watch your pasta carefully when cooking. You don’t want overcooked noodles. I like to check my pasta a couple minutes before the suggested time on the box.
- Switch Up Protein. Try switching up the protein. Beef is delicious and even shrimp.
- Use Up Vegetables In Refrigerator. Use any vegetables you have in the refrigerator that need using. Zucchini, broccoli and even corn would be great additions.
How To Serve Peanut Noodles
Serve noodles either hot or cold. When served warm, they can be for dinner and when served cold it feels like a salad for an appetizer. Either option is great, try both ways and decide how you’l like to serve the dish. I love taking this recipe in a giant bowl to summer parties. When served cold, it’s refreshing and great for warm temperatures.
How To Store Leftovers
Store any leftover noodles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 -5 days. Enjoy cold or reheat as needed. If re-heating, place noodles in a heat proof bowl. Cover bowl lightly and microwave about 60 seconds or until hot.
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Chicken Peanut Thai Noodles
- high powered blender or food processor
- cutting board
- chef knife
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- mixing spoon
- 1 lb whole wheat thin spaghetti noodles
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove peeled
- 1 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- ½ cup smooth peanut butter
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup finely chopped white onion
- ½ cup finely chopped red or orange bell pepper
- 1 cup cooked shredded chicken breast
- ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves missing in the picture, it’s much better with cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- ¼ cup dry roasted peanuts chopped (optional)
- Cook noodles according to package. Drain, rinse with cold water, place in a large pasta bowl, and toss with sesame oil. Set aside.
- Place garlic and ginger in a food processor until well chopped. Add peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Pulse until well combined and slowly add hot water. Set aside.
- Place olive oil in a hot skillet over medium heat. Saute onion for 5 minutes or until softened. Add to bowl of cooked spaghetti noodles along with chopped bell pepper (I prefer these uncooked, but you can saute them with onions if you'd like), cooked chicken and fresh cilantro.
- Add sauce and chicken mixture to noodles. Toss to coat and garnish with peanuts and sesame seeds if desired.