Healthy Asian Peanut Noodles With Lime

asian peanut noodlesThe problem with ordering Asian takeout is that sometimes the oil and additives in the dishes can do a number on the waistline. But if you make it yourself at home, you can cut down on the fat and calories. This recipe for Asian Peanut Noodles is similar to Pad Thai noodle dishes popular at Thai restaurants. Add some stir-fried chicken and veggies, and you've got a tasty dinner that's almost as good as that takeout place down the street.


Asian Peanut Noodles from Gina's Skinny Recipes

  • 14.5 oz fat free chicken broth
  • 5 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp chopped peanuts 
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 3/4 cup scallions (green onion), chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)

Combine 1 cup chicken broth, peanut butter, sriracha, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat stirring occasionally until sauce becomes smooth and well blended, about 5-10 minutes.

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and toss with peanut sauce, adding additional chicken broth if needed to loosen sauce. Top with chopped peanuts, scallions, cilantro (if using), and squeeze of fresh lime.


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