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Thai Chicken Pasta

Thai Chicken Pasta Recipe
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An easy weeknight dish! Full of flavour and colour.
Serves: 4


INGREDIENTS

  • 14-16 oz. bag of any fun shape pasta or Angel Hair Pasta Nests
  • 1 cup salsa (use your favourite style)
  • ¼ cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 2 T. orange juice
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 t. soy sauce
  • 12 oz. boneless chicken (can use shredded, pre-cooked chicken strips, or cut chicken breasts into strips)
  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • ½ red pepper, julienned
  • ½ yellow pepper, julienned
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the sauce, combine the salsa, peanut butter, orange juice, honey, and soy sauce, in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. In the meantime, in a large skillet, saute peppers in oil until tender crisp, approx. 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and warm.
  4. Drain pasta and save ¼ cup cooking liquid. (may or may not need)
  5. Add pasta and sauce to chicken/pepper mixture and toss to combine. If sauce and mixture is too thick,add 1 T. of pasta water to skillet as needed and toss.
  6. Serve pasta on plates topped with chopped cilantro and peanuts!


Recipe courtesy of Carey Aron, originally posted by World of Pastabilities