Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken

I have a few favorite dishes that I like to eat out at restaurants and figured, why not try to recreate them at home?  It may seem intimidating to make something you typically only order, but it's really satisfying to have at home, not to mention healthier, since you can control the ingredients.
Case in point here is Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken.  I like this dish because it's colorful, full of veggies, like snap peas, radishes, red pepper and bok choy (chinese cabbage), and so flavorful.  I added in grilled chicken breast for extra protein.  Using a prepared rotisserie chicken is also good here, but then you're getting the dark (fattier) meat.


I steamed the snap peas for about two minutes, but tossed in the chopped radish, red pepper and bok choy in raw.  Doesn't get easier than that. 


I cheated a litte on the peanut sauce because I have some that I really like from the bottle (but it's not the healthiest so I use just a small amount), then add in natural peanut butter, chile sauce, lime, and sesame seeds. 


I used whole wheat spaghetti cooked according to package instructions.


Then assembled the whole thing.  I like this dish cold, but you can eat it warm too. 


What is your favorite restaurant dish to create at home?

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7 comments:

  1. Now THAT looks like something I'll try at home!

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  2. This looks amazing!! I am featuring a asian inspired shrimp on my post tomorrow...I'm on a kick right now...so need to add this to the line up!

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  3. This looks delicious! I bet it's great as lunch leftovers too :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I will try this at home. Looks delish!

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  5. Oh yum! This sounds so good! Definitely going to have to try it. We make lo mien at home all the time, but this would be a fun way to switch things up.

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  6. I made this tonight and it was delish! It's wonderful to have a recipe that doesn't require a run to the grocery store. Thanks for sharing, Megan!

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  7. Thanks for a yummy recipe! I love both your blogs and check them regularly. I just started up a fitness blog and will be referring my readers to you for inspiration. THanks!
    www.megschallenge.blogspot.com

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