Chicken and Noodles with Peanut Sauce

  • KristinJM Posted: 07/29/10
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    Very flavorful dish though my kids didn't like it. They both said that peanut butter wasn't supposed to go on noodles. WHAT??? Followed the recipe for the sauce, but added a dash of sesame oil to it. Also added more veggies and used a rotisserie chicken. During last 30 seconds of noodle cooking added shredded carrots, snap peas and red pepper and quickly drained all into a colander. Shredded breasts of rotisserie chicken and put them in a wok with the sesame oil, garlic and ginger and then followed the remainder of the recipe. Served the noodles cold. It was delish!

  • kellbell334 Posted: 01/03/11
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    This is one of our go-to recipies. It's so easy and delicious! We serve it with udon noodles, which our grocery store has, and they pair perfectly. It sounds good for dinner tonight!

  • SusanDudley Posted: 05/30/11
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    The first time I made this, I did not like it too well. It's VERY rich. But a friend just loved it and kept asking me to make it again. I never did but came across it a few years later, remembering my friends rave, I made it again and loved it. I have made it several more times and it has become a staple. I use ramen noodles because the grocery never has chuka sooba noodles(they're the same thing). As I said it is very rich and filling. I can get several meals from this. Leftovers are always good! I highly recommend if you like peanut butter and chicken. It's really different. I serve it just like the pic, with steamed broccoli.

  • Bacardigirl Posted: 04/20/11
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    Super easy and yummy dish...I served it at room temperature and my boyfriend raved about it! A few changes: I added extra hot pepper flakes since we like our food spicy. Also used sesame oil instead of vegetable. Ate the leftovers cold today and it was just as good!

  • Erbrassell Posted: 08/10/11
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    Easy to make and fantastic flavor! I used Udon noodles as well. Next time, I will add chopped peanuts and more red pepper flake for added spice.

  • Debbie17 Posted: 10/03/11
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    This was so, so good. Only change I made was to use fresh garlic and no red pepper. 4 yr old and 1 yr old sons also loved it.

  • Lobsterine Posted: 11/09/11
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    We love this receipe. I have tweaked it a little over the years adding in more veggies. Carrot, fresh spinach, or zucchini are excellent. I also sub in any pasta that I have on hand. Spaghetti is always at my house when the speciality noodles aren't. Sometimes the vinegar is a bit strong for me... heartburn... so I cut it in 1/2. We usually add crushed peanuts to the top with the onion. It adds a nice crunch. Sometimes we double the sauce to... if we are feeding guests who might expect a saucier peanut sauce. It probably adds to the calories though :)

  • mel7art Posted: 02/06/12
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    Delicious! Made no changes other than used straight soba noodles instead of curly. Filling and great flavor!

  • Gtenhoopen Posted: 03/01/12
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    This is a very good recipe. The ingredients are all things that you can easily find. I found the Chucka Soba at Cost Plus World Market, but they are the exact same as ra-men noodles so you can get those anywhere. The flavors are rich and satisfying. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of adding unsalted peanuts and additional Aleppo pepper over the top for some extra crunch and spice!

  • soupmom Posted: 09/30/12
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    I am not a big lover of peanut butter, but I love this. The combination of flavors is amazing. Hubby loved it too.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 05/29/12
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    Loved the wonderfully rich peanut sauce on this - paired great with the chicken and noodles. I would take other raters' suggestion and add more veggies next time for a bit of "freshness" to offset the heavy sauce, but definitely yummy and would make this again. Served with broccoli and Asian slaw.

  • jstuckermail Posted: 07/19/13
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    This is a tasty recipe. However, the hoisin is the dominant flavor. You don't taste a whole lot else. Sp you really have to like hoisin! I served it with rice noodles and added broccoli. We enjoyed it.

  • trufflehussy Posted: 02/12/14
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    If you're hunting for a great peanut-chicken noodle dish, this is the one! It's our family's new go-to dish. I used reviewers' suggestions for using rotisserie chicken, adding veggies (shredded carrots and sugar snap peas) and topping with crushed peanuts. My 7-year-old isn't down with spice, but he's fine with the amount of red pepper flakes the recipe calls for - glad I didn't decrease. Straight soba noodles worked great, I cooked mine in chicken broth for added flavor. Could have added more chicken and way more veggies, especially red bell pepper strips. My rotisserie chicken was a little dry, it turned out fine but next time I may slow-cooker the chicken with hoisin, broth, etc. Delicious as is, though!

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