Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chicken and Pasta with Peanut Sauce

This is a great summer dish and it took me only 30 minutes to make! You can easily double the recipe, I did!

6 ounces dried fettuccine or linguine
2 cups of fresh or frozen pea pods
1 cup cooked turkey or chicken
1 cup of fresh chopped pineapple or one 8 ounce can pineapple chunks, drained.
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice or lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, halve the pea pods diagonaly. Place pea pods and chicken in large colander. Pour hot cooking liquid from pasta over pea pods and chicken in colander; drain well. Return the pasta, pea pods, and chicken to the hot pan. Add the chopped pineapple.

2. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan stir chicken broth into peanut butter. Heat and stir with a whisk until peanut butter melts. Stir in soy sauce, lime juice, red pepper, and garlic; heat through.

3. Add sauce to the pasta mixture. Gently stir to coat pasta with sauce.

This meal was great. All three of us really enjoyed it. It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish to make this meal! A new meal to add to our list :)

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