Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a good dish to serve for the Chinese New Year since long noodles symbolize long life.
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons onions, minced
- 3 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated and divided
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 cup soymilk or 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 8 ounces thin spaghetti, uncooked
- cooking spray
- 1⁄2 cup snow peas, trimmed
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, thinly sliced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup green onion, diagonally sliced (scallions)
- First, prepare the peanut sauce. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add onion, 1 teaspoon of the grated ginger, and garlic. Saute about 5 minutes until onion is tender. Next stir in the soy milk (or regular milk of your choice), peanut butter and lemon juice until the peanut butter is melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Next prepare the marinade. Combine the wine, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons ginger, cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl. Add chicken pieces and toss. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, rinse and set aside.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet, or wok, coated with cooking spray over medium high heat. Add the marinated chicken. Saute, stirring often, 2 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Add snow peas and carrot and cook 4 minutes, stirring often, until tender crisp. Stir in peanut sauce, salt, and black pepper. Add noodles and toss until heated through. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onions.
Apart from subbing shrimp for the chicken, and frozen peas for the snow peas, this was made according to recipe and was delicious! Very easy to prepare, as with many asian dishes, its all in the preparation, and then the cooking goes quickly. Lots of flavour and a wonderful coating sauce, we loved this and I will make it again. Thanks Kitty!