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Thai Peanut Chicken Pasta

by Heather

Thai peanut chicken pasta – loaded with delicious peanut sauce, perfectly sauteed veggies, chicken, and pasta to balance out this easy meal. This meal comes together easily, and is a crowd-pleaser!

Thai Peanut Chicken Pasta

Thai peanut chicken pasta

Peanut sauce is my love language. And if it’s yours as well, then you will fall in love with this thai peanut chicken pasta!

It’s loaded with peanut sauce flavor (which is the best past in my opinion).

It’s a great use for leftover chicken.

Plus it’s loaded with veggies making this a balanced, healthy meal!

Thai Peanut Chicken Pasta

What you’ll need for thai peanut chicken pasta

how to make thai peanut chicken pasta

How to make it

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1/2 tbsp avocado oil. Add the diced chicken breast, coconut aminos, sea salt, pepper, and garlic granules.  Saute for 8-10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes, until fully cooked. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp avocado oil into the skillet. Saute the bell pepper and onion.  Cook for 5-7 minutes until soft.  Add a pinch of sea salt while they cook.  Once soft, stir in the diced cooked chicken and chopped spinach.
  4. Make your peanut sauce while the veggies are cooking by blending all the peanut sauce ingredients together.
  5. Once the pasta is done cooking, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.  Drain the remaining liquid from the pasta, and add it to the pan with the veggies and chicken.  Pour peanut sauce and pasta water over the pasta.  Toss to coat and serve!
how to make thai peanut chicken pasta

Substitutions

  • Need this meal gluten-free? Use a brown rice pasta
  • Want it low carb? Try zucchini noodles
  • Shrimp, steak, or tofu would work really well in place of the chicken
  • Add in any veggies that you like! Sautéed kale, broccoli, green onion, cabbage, and cauliflower would be tasty
  • Need this peanut-free? Simply use my sunbutter saute sauce in place of the peanut sauce

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Thai Chicken Peanut Pasta

Thai peanut chicken pasta – loaded with delicious peanut sauce, perfectly sauteed veggies, chicken, and pasta to balance out this easy meal. This meal comes together easily, and is a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Pasta, peanut sauce
Servings: 6
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Peanut Sauce

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1/2 tbsp avocado oil. Add the diced chicken breast, coconut aminos, sea salt, pepper, and garlic granules.  Saute for 8-10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes, until fully cooked. Remove and set aside.
    how to make thai peanut chicken pasta
  • Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp avocado oil into the skillet. Saute the bell pepper and onion.  Cook for 5-7 minutes until soft.  Add a pinch of sea salt while they cook.  Once soft, stir in the diced cooked chicken and chopped spinach.
    how to make thai peanut chicken pasta
  • Make your peanut sauce while the veggies are cooking by blending all the peanut sauce ingredients together.
    how to make thai peanut chicken pasta
  • Once the pasta is done cooking, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.  Drain the remaining liquid from the pasta, and add it to the pan with the veggies and chicken.  Pour peanut sauce and pasta water over the pasta.  Toss to coat and serve!
    how to make thai peanut chicken pasta
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Thai Peanut Chicken Pasta

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in April 2013. Updated March 2021.*

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15 comments

Erica April 16, 2013 - 11:33 am

ohmygosh I love peanut sauce! I haven’t made it in a while- I will definitely do so, I bet Kay will love it too!!!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Peanut sauce is the best!

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Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers April 16, 2013 - 11:43 am

Mmmmm, peanut sauce is what’s up. 🙂 Looks great!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Haha it IS what’s up

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Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart April 16, 2013 - 12:04 pm

My husband LOVES peanut sauce! I think I might surprise him and make this for dinner one night! On a side note: How did you introduce peanut butter to Hunter? I am so scared!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Oh that would be a very good and sweet surprise! And introducing PB to Hunter – you saw it! I just decided this dinner would be a good way to introduce it. I like to just dive in, but that’s how I’ve been with all his food. Giving it to him with no worries. I guess I haven’t really worried much in general about allergies. Possibly a bit naive, but it’s workin 🙂 Were you thinking of introducing it to Jacob soon?

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Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart April 18, 2013 - 8:03 am

I wish I had your mind set on solid foods! I am such a nervous nancy when it comes to solids..although I have been much better..Not sure why I am so nervous…no one in our families have food allergies! I’ll prob. hold off until a year and end up feeding it to him in the ER parking lot!

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Fit Mama April 18, 2013 - 10:39 pm

Lol if you did that I would crack up! I’m not sure how I turned out so relaxed about food… guess I put my worries in other places 🙂

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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry April 16, 2013 - 4:39 pm

I could drink peanut sauce with a straw! This dish is gonna be dinner for tonight, thats for sure.

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Straw in hand. I’m with you.

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness April 17, 2013 - 7:13 am

That looks fantastic. I’m a huge fan of peanut sauce. Looks like it was a big hit in your household 🙂

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Christine April 19, 2013 - 9:19 pm

I see Bobotie on that list! That makes me super excited since I’m from South Africa 🙂

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Fit Mama April 20, 2013 - 8:13 am

Bobotie is so yummy! I’ve made it twice now 🙂

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Kate Wilson April 11, 2021 - 11:02 am

5 stars
Made this last week and it was delicious. Passed it on but the peanut sauce ingredients aren’t showing up anymore? At least not on mobile…

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Heather April 11, 2021 - 6:07 pm

Thanks for sharing it and letting me know about the glitch! Should be all fixed now 🙂

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