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Noodles with Peanut Butter Sauce

Peanut butter sauce, also called satay sauce, is commonly served in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to add flavor to grilled meats and noodles.

Recipe Source: www.fns.usda.gov


  • 3 ounces spaghetti noodles, whole grain
  • 11 ounces chicken breast, boneless, skinless, ½” diced
  • 3 cups broccoli, frozen, cut
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, smooth
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, granulated
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, fresh, minced (1 clove is about ½ teaspoon minced)
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons onion, green, with tops, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh, chopped (optional)
  • 6 slices lime wedge, fresh (optional) 


  1. Heat water to a rolling boil.
  2. Break spaghetti noodles in half. Slowly add noodles to boiling water. Stir constantly until water returns to a boil. Cook about 8 minutes or until al dente. Stir occasionally. Do not overcook. Drain well.
  3. Coat a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Heat the skillet on medium–high. Brown all sides of diced chicken on medium–high heat for 8–10 minutes.
  5. Add broccoli to the skillet, and cook for 10 minutes or until internal temperature of diced chicken reaches 165 °Fand broccoli is tender, but not mushy.
  6. Prepare sauce: In a small microwavable bowl, combine peanut butter, 2 Tbsp warm water, soy sauce, cidervinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  7. Microwave sauce for 30 seconds; remove from the microwave, whisk sauce and microwave for 30 moreseconds, whisk again. (Note: sauce will look stringy.)
  8. In a small bowl, whisk remaining 1 Tbsp warm water with cornstarch to make a slurry (thin paste). Be surecornstarch is fully dissolved in the water before adding the slurry to the sauce.
  9. Slowly whisk slurry into the peanut butter sauce until fully combined. Microwave 30 seconds or until thick.Whisk until sauce is a smooth–thick consistency.
  10. In a large bowl, toss peanut sauce, chicken, broccoli, and noodles. Garnish each serving with 1 tsp greenonions, 1 tsp cilantro, and one lime wedge (optional).
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol28 mg
Sodium320 mg
Total Carbohydrate19 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Total Sugars4 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein14 g
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