Recession Recipe: Thai Chicken Pasta

01/21/2011 10:40 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Allie here! Bringing you one of my favorite recipes - Thai chicken pasta. This recipe is super yummy and - MAJOR BONUS - it's ridiculously easy to prepare.

Fair warning - the sauce in this recipe uses quite a few ingredients. However, most of them are pantry staples you should try and keep around anyway. The peanut butter for sandwiches, honey for tea, soy sauce for vegetables, rice etc., and apple cider vinegar for salad dressings and marinating pork chops. Point being - if you end up having to buy them all, you'll be able to put each one to good use.

Last thing, feel free to omit the chicken from this recipe to make it vegetarian friendly. Come to think of it, it's then Vegan friendly, too. Enjoy!

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Thai Chicken Pasta


-4 thinly sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts

-1 to 2 Tbsp Grill Seasoning

-1 lb Spaghetti or Fettuccine

-1 large seedless cucumber, pealed and sliced thin

-2 red peppers, chopped into strips

-4 or 5 large carrots, sliced thin

-1 bunch of scallions, chopped

-cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

-1 lime for juice


-1/3 cup peanut butter, microwaved for 30 seconds

-1 shallot, diced

-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar

-1/2 cup soy sauce

-1/2 cup honey

-1 Tbsp sesame oil

-2 Tbsp hot sauce

-2 tsp crushed red pepper


-Rinse and dry chicken breasts. Put them in a bowl and coat them with 1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil and grill seasoning. Mix and set aside.

-Cook pasta to package directions

-Peel cucumber and slice it thin. Set aside in a bowl. Chop red peppers, carrots and scallions, and them to the bowl.

-Saute chicken in a skillet on medium high heat. Because they're thin, they'll only take a few minutes to cook, 1-2 on each side. Remove to plate and let cool.

-Make sauce: In a bowl, microwave peanut butter for 30-45 seconds. Dice shallots and add them to the peanut butter. Add Apple Cider Vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, hot sauce and crushed red pepper. Whisk until combined.

-Drain pasta and pour into large bowl. Slice chicken and add to pasta.

TO SERVE: Put some pasta with chicken in a bowl or on a plate. Add veggies and sauce. Garnish with cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. ENJOY!