Spaghetti with Chicken and Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti with Chicken and Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti with Chicken and Thai Peanut Sauce

Enjoy a marriage and two cuisines and elevate your usual spaghetti and chicken with a tangy, spicy, and slightly sweet Thai peanut sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 17 minutes
Marinate Time: 10 minutes
Total: 42 minutes



  • 3tbspsoy sauce,plus 1 tsp
  • 2tbsplime juice,plus 2 tsp, (from about 2 limes)
  • 1tbspcooking oil
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • ¾tspground ginger
  • 3chicken breasts,boneless
  • ½cupchunky peanut butter
  • 1cuplow-sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
  • ½tspsugar
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspdried red pepper flakes
  • ¾lbspaghetti
  • 3scallions,including green tops
  • 1cuppeanuts,chopped, optional


  1. In a medium, shallow glass dish or stainless-steel pan, combine the 3 tablespoons soy sauce, the 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, the garlic, and the ginger.

  2. Add the chicken; turn to coat.

  3. Let marinate at least 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, in a medium, stainless-steel saucepan, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 2 teaspoons lime juice, the peanut butter, broth, sugar, salt, and red-pepper flakes.

  5. Pour the marinade from the chicken into the saucepan and bring just to a simmer over moderate heat, whisking until smooth.

  6. Heat a grill pan over moderate heat.

  7. Cook the chicken until browned and just done. This will be about 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  8. Remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes.

  9. Cut crosswise into ¼-inch slices.

  10. Alternatively, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy frying pan.

  11. Cook and slice the chicken in the same way.

  12. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghetti for about 12 minutes until just done.

  13. Drain the pasta and toss with the peanut sauce, chicken, and scallions.

  14. Top with the chopped peanuts, if using.


  • Calories: 1000.48kcal
  • Fat: 51.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 81.27g
  • Fiber: 8.02g
  • Sugar: 8.54g
  • Protein: 57.54g
  • Cholesterol: 83.52mg
  • Sodium: 890.20mg
  • Calcium: 103.11mg
  • Potassium: 1078.02mg
  • Iron: 4.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 39.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.42mg
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