Tuesday, March 10, 2009

thai chicken Pasta

I also got this recipe from a friend. I have made it both with chicken and shrimp. Thai Chicken Pasta

This turns out to be exactly like the dish of the same name at the Cheesecake Factory. It is pretty spicy so if you don't like really spicy food, don't use as much of the red chili garlic sauce. This is one of my favorite meals and it is pretty easy to make. I like to one and a half the sauce part of the recipe because I like it a little bit more saucy. Also, if you don't have sesame oil or you aren't a fan of it (I am not really) you can use vegetable or canola oil to saute the carrots.

12 ounces linguine

Cooked, Cubed Chicken (I usually use 2-3 chicken breasts)

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup finely shredded carrots
3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1/2 tablespoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce

Cilantro and Green Onions to Garnish

Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions.
Drain and return to pot. Set aside.

Heat 1 TBSP sesame oil in heavy pot over medium-high heat.
Add green onions, carrots, garlic and ginger.
Saute until vegetables soften, about 4 minutes.
Mix honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar and chili-garlic sauce and add to vegetables. Mix well. Add Chicken. Simmer sauce 2 minutes. Pour sauce over pasta and toss well. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions.

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