Ryan and I decided that each year for our anniversary we will plan a trip and travel somewhere we have never been before. For our first one, we decided to go to Thailand for ten days in September. I got so excited when we booked our flight to Bangkok that I decided to cook a Thai inspired pasta. Below are the ingredients I used but feel free to get creative and let me know what variations you create on your own!
Thai Chicken Pasta Recipe
3 chicken breast - chopped in bite sized pieces
Pinch of Salt & Pepper
1 tbsp garlic
2tbsp - sesame oil
1 box of pasta - (linguine or fettuccine)
2 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
¼ cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp Fish sauce
2 tbsp Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce
1 - 2 tsp Ginger root - grated
2 peppers diced
half a bag of sliced broccoli, carrot, cabbage mix (Safeway) or dice up your favorite veggies
peanuts - handful crushed
red crushed peppers
1) Dice chicken and peppers into bite sized pieces. Next use a cheese grater to grate the ginger. Set aside the peppers and ginger for later.
2) In a large skillet combine sesame oil, garlic, salt & pepper and chopped chicken and cook on medium.
3) Meanwhile, in a large pot boil water and add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and add noodles. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Taste test noodles to your liking.
4) While the chicken and noodles are cooking combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. (peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, chili sauce, ginger).
5) Once you have cooked the chicken all the way, combine vegetables and sauce mixture. Saute on medium until peppers and broccoli mixture are cooked all the way through.
6) When the noodles have finished cooking, drain all the water and add the noodles to the chicken, sauce and vegetable mixture. Cook on low for about 3 to 5 more minutes.
7) Add pasta to bowl and garnish with cilantro, crushed peanuts and crushed red pepper.
Warning this dish is a crowd pleaser. Let's just say this was a hit in our house as well as Ryan's work ;). If spicy food is your thing, then this is a dish for you! Be sure to add extra red crushed peppers and Sriracha sauce for some extra kick. Please come back and check out more recipes next week!
Tin & Twine
Shannon McAlister, traveler, crafter, maker, cook, planner and doer.