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From Cooking Light. The Chinese New Year is reportedly the most important holiday in China. Food plays an integral role in the celebration. Chicken stands for prosperity and joy; dumplings represent togetherness and heavenly blessings. Pork and beef symbolize wealth and strength. Noodles stand for a long, happy life and shrimp represents happiness and good fortune. For this recipe, use the longest noodles you can find; the length represents a wish for a long and happy life. Serving size: 1/2 cup. Per serving: 213 calories, 6.3 g fat, 13.2 g protein, 26 g carb, 1.8 g fiber, 16 mg cholesterol.
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh onions
- 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 cup soymilk
- 1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut up into thin strips
- 8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti
- 1⁄2 cup snow peas, trimmed
- 1⁄2 cup thinly sliced carrot
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup diagonally sliced green onion
- To make the sauce: heat oil in a saucepan over med-high heat.
- Add in minced onion, 1 teaspoon ginger, and garlic; stir/saute 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Stir in soy milk, peanut butter, and juice; cook 3 minutes or until peanut butter is completely melted, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and cool completely.
- To make the marinade: add the first 5 marinade ingredients to a bowl; stir to combine.
- Add in chicken; toss to coat; cover and marinade in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- To make the noodles: cook pasta by following the package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and rinse; set aside.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet that has been coated with cooking spray over med-high heat.
- Add in chicken mixture; stir/saute for 2 minutes or until done.
- Add in snow peas and carrot; stir/saute 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- Stir in peanut sauce, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
- Add in noodles; toss well.
- Sprinkle with green onions.