Longevity Noodles

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
1 hr
15 mins

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.

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  1. To make the sauce: heat oil in a saucepan over med-high heat.
  2. Add in minced onion, 1 teaspoon ginger, and garlic; stir/saute 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in soy milk, peanut butter, and juice; cook 3 minutes or until peanut butter is completely melted, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  5. To make the marinade: add the first 5 marinade ingredients to a bowl; stir to combine.
  6. Add in chicken; toss to coat; cover and marinade in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  7. To make the noodles: cook pasta by following the package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and rinse; set aside.
  8. Heat a large nonstick skillet that has been coated with cooking spray over med-high heat.
  9. Add in chicken mixture; stir/saute for 2 minutes or until done.
  10. Add in snow peas and carrot; stir/saute 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  11. Stir in peanut sauce, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  12. Add in noodles; toss well.
  13. Sprinkle with green onions.