8 oz. Whole Wheat Udon Noodles (I use Whole wheat linguine when I can't find Udon) 3 TBSP low sodium Soy Sauce 2 TBSP reduced fat Peanut Butter 1 TBSP cornstarch 3/4 C fat free chicken stock crushed red pepper (to taste; I use almost a whole teaspoon) 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (substitute shrimp or tofu, if you like) 1 TBSP canola oil 1/2 tsp sesame oil
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Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Whisk together in a bowl the chicken stock, cornstarch, soy sauce, peanut butter, and crushed red pepper. Heat in a frying pan the canola and sesame oil. Dice chicken and cook through in the oils (about 5-8 minutes). Add stock mixture, bring to a boil. Simmer sauce until thickened, about 8 minutes. Toss with cooked noodles.
I would not call this spicy. I had to add Thai red curry paste and hot sauce and still the peanut butter was the dominant taste. I also added garlic and cut green beans. Next time I would add ginger and more curry paste.
This is a terrific recipe. However, the servings are small if you have it as your main dish. My wife and I weighed out 2 of the 7 servings each [300 calories] and with vegetables in bullion it was barely filling. The final 3 servings we split for lunch the following day with 1 1/2 servings each.
This dish is easy to make. I added several veggies; broccoli, sweet red peppers, snap peas, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots. I should have increased the sauce because of all of the vegetables. Next time. My husband liked the rice noodles, but I might try rice next time.
This recipe was quick and delicious! I followed the recipe except that I add spicy garlic sauce instead of red pepper flakes (although I think I'll add both next time) and used rice noodles since that's what I had on hand. Thanks for submitting such a great and quick recipe.
First recipe to make from Spark. It was easy to make and I did find the Udon noodles so I used them. I also added brocolli and red peppers. I would make again. A lot of flavor for little calories.
OMG.... I loved it, my 6yr old loved it... my 42yr old... not so much but hes sooo picky and he couldnt identify it so he barely tried it.... I had to hurry and put the leftovers away cause I just kept eating it... OMG...
I just noticed that when you click on the full nutritional breakdown, there are many more veggies in the calorie count than in the recipe (veggie medley, cabbage, scallions). I can't wait to try this again and get the full effect.
My husband loved it. My step daughter hated it (she's very picky). My son ate it without complaint. I was cautious, but I liked it - it seemed to get better after a few bites (after the crushed pepper started getting warm).