Peanut Noodle Dish

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School has officially begun, and for most people that means that life kicks into high gear once again.  Lesson planning and grading for teachers, late night cram sessions, and endless hours in the library for college students, homework and after school activities abound for the kids, and parents turn into taxi driving-playdate organizing-PTO attending-conference going-sports coaching, super humans. As these busy days grace us with their presence once again, I find myself turning to quick and easy dinner recipes that are both filled with flavor, and on the table in minutes.
This Peanut Noodle Dish is one of my favorite meals for those random Tuesday nights when there is not enough time to even think about dinner before 8:00 rolls around.  It is filled with unique Asian flavors, easily adaptable for meat eaters or vegetarians, and is on the table in less than 20 minutes, what could be better? I hope you enjoy!

Original Post: 8/30/11

Serves 4


  • 8 oz. Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 4 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 2-3 Green Onions – Finely Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic – Finely Minced
  • 2 Teaspoons Oil
  • 8 oz. Sliced Button Mushrooms
  • 6 oz. Cooked Shredded Chicken (Optional)

**Note, dried ground ginger can be substituted
for fresh, but be sure to adjust measurements accordingly. That said, fresh is
always best!


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions
    in a large pot of salted boiling water. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, add oil to a large non-stick
    skillet and heat over medium heat.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté until tender.
    6-7 minutes.
  4. Add garlic for last 30-60 seconds of cooking.
  5. Remove mushrooms from heat and set aside in a
  6. In the same skillet combine chicken broth, soy
    sauce, peanut butter, honey, and ginger. Whisk together and bring to a boil.
    1-2 minutes.
  7. Add pasta, sautéed mushrooms, and chicken (if
    using) and toss to coat evenly.
  8. Cook, stirring, until heated through and sauce
    has reached desired consistency. 2-5 minutes (depending on how thick you want
    your sauce).
  9. Dish among four plates, top with green onions,
    and enjoy!


Anonymous · April 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe. It will be a hit at my house for sure. I just found your blog and wanted to thank you for posting simple, yet yummy recipes. Thank you for taking your time to share your yummy treasures and your talent. Your family is really lucky to have you!

    Paula M · April 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy 🙂

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