Prep 1 hr
Cook 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.
- 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.