This is a "full-bodied" set of flavors that come together deliciously! My family loves this for dinner and we have it in our "recipe juke box" as a regular dinner :-) I've made it a bit spicy here, so cut back on the red pepper, ginger and garlic if you want a more mild flavor. Great (and beautiful) served with steamed broccoli. Time saver: I often put together the sauce ingredients (first ingredient through garlic) together in the morning in a two cup measuring cup and stir so that my before meal prep is super simple. I tell myself it gives a chance for the flavors to come together better anyway! ;-)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
- 4 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 12 ounces spaghetti
- 1 cup carrot, julienned
- 1 cup green onion, sliced
- 4 chicken breasts
- Cook pasta until al dente and set aside in a pasta bowl.
- Saute green onions and carrots in a tiny bit of oil over high heat for 3-5 minutes; throw this on top of pasta.
- Saute chicken until done; slice into strips and throw on top of pasta.
- In a saucepan, add sauce ingredients: broth, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, ginger, cumin, coriander seed, red pepper flakes and garlic.
- cover and cook slowly over medium heat until heated through and stir frequently.
- Add over pasta and mix using forks or salad spoons until the sauce is evenly distributed.
This was absolutely delicious! I used the whole 1 lb. package of spaghetti and 3 chicken breasts. I don't know if the recipe was intended to be 4 breast halves, because even with the extra pasta 3 seemed like a ton of chicken. That's okay though, I liked it meaty. I didn't change any other amounts. The sauce really clung to the noodles which I liked. This would also be great with a different meat or no meat at all. Thank you, I'll be making this again!
Great recipe! I also did the sauce ahead of time and stuck it in the fridge until dinner. Used shrimp instead of chicken, and a cabbage/carrot mix. Thanks!
I'm always looking for quick and easy Thai recipes. This one just isn't that great. I used rice noodles instead of spaghetti. It definitely has too much cumin as-is (and I love cumin). I'd cut it in half if I made this again, though I probably won't. It's edible but doesn't taste like any peanut sauce I've had at any Thai restaurant.