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Chicken and Peanuts with Noodles
From the Florida Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach, FL


Serves 4

1 pound chicken tenders
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsps cornstarch
1 TBLS ginger, minced
1/4 cup + 2 TBLS low sodium soy sauce, divided
1/4 tsp hot red pepper sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 TBLS rice wine vinegar
1 cup water
2 tsps canola oil
2 cups snow peas, cut in half lengthwise
6 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 pound spaghetti noodles, cooked
1 TBLS sesame oil
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, shelled


In small bowl, mix together sugar, cornstarch, ginger, 1/4 cup soy sauce, hot pepper sauce, garlic, peanut butter, rice wine vinegar and water. Whisk until well blended. Pour mixture into a large, plastic zipper bag; add chicken tenders. Close and turn bag to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade.

In large skillet or wok, heat canola oil. Add chicken and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Add reserved marinade and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute.

Add snow peas, cook for additional minute. Add green onions, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish. Stir to combine and remove from heat.

In large bowl, combine hot spaghetti noodles, remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir to blend. Add chicken mixture and peanuts; mix well. Divide among plates; sprinkle with reserved green onions.

Nutritional Analysis, Per Serving:
610 calories; 25 g fat; 4 g saturated fat; 58 g carbohydrate




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