Use the longest noodles you can find for this recipe; the length represents a wish for a long and happy life. The Chinese show respect for their elders at celebrations by serving them extra long noodles. Remember to serve the elders first.
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh onion
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup soy milk
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 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut 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 freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup diagonally sliced green onions
How to Make It
To prepare sauce, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, 1 teaspoon ginger, and garlic; sauté 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; cool completely.
To prepare marinade, combine wine, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons ginger, cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl. Add chicken; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
To prepare noodles, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse. Set aside.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 2 minutes or until done. Add snow peas and carrot; sauté 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in peanut sauce, salt, and black pepper. Add noodles; toss well. Sprinkle with green onions.
Needs work to incorporate more of the five flavors. Especially needs spice and tang. Added rice vinegar, which helped, and served with Sriracha as well as chili paste. Less peanut butter next time. I doubled the sauce and was glad I did, it would have been dry otherwise. Nice one pan dish, but needs other elements. Also added Napa cabbage and ground pork.
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