Okay so is it just me or did the alarm clock come way to quick for some of you?! I gotta admit…. I’m a big time snoozer in the morning. I hit that darn button at least 4 times, and logically speaking…. it’s probably the worst sleep pattern you can get into. You’re better off to set the alarm for the correct time you wish to get up and actually get continuous sleep until then. But no…. for some reason I’d rather set my alarm earlier than necessary, sleep in pathetic 5 minute increments for half an hour and be jolted awake not once but multiple times by that nagging alarm sound. It’s nonsense I know, but somehow it’s my way of being defiant to my alarm as if to say “you think you’re gonna wake me up now….NOPE. I’m going back to sleep.” This is a habit I am trying to break. But none the less it’s Monday afternoon and I made it through the day.
I thought I’d share this recipe that I tried last week. It was kinda an oops recipe since I started out making one recipe and ended on another, but it turned out to be really good. I needed to use up the rotisserie chicken I had leftover so I just chopped it up for this dish which was a lot faster than cooking fresh chicken. If you wish to make it vegetarian just simply leave out the chicken or substitute it for tofu. I love the kick this dish has and as a peanut butter lover I can’t really say any dish can taste bad with a little PB. So try it out and let me know what you think!
- 1/3 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup organic peanut butter
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups soba noodles (I used whole wheat fettucine noodles this time)
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
- 1 carrot, peeled
6 tablespoons sliced green onions
6 tablespoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
- Combine 1/3 cup broth, peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, chili sauce, honey, pepper, and garlic. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
- Cook noodles according to package directions depending on which type you buy.
- Combine chicken, noodles and carrot in bowl and toss with peanut dressing. Sprinkle with onions and peanuts.
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