I’m hungry. Exhausted. Ready to tuck in to the finale episode of The Night Manager and the tale end of my book (Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oaks).
And to be honest, I love evenings like this. When the only thing I want to do is hustle together a quick meal, read and relax!
A little spur of the moment improvisation feels like just the trick! I’m thinking stir fry, glassy noodles, a sriracha-y peanut sauce, loads of veg and maybe some protein.
Warm, saucy, filling. I’m feel very Nigella Lawsonesque right now!
- 1 chicken cutlet, cleaned, dried and generously seasoned with salt and pepper
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 nests (1/4 cup) spaghetti, prepped per instructions
- A splash of oil and a sprinkling of salt
- 1/4" piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoons soy sauce
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sriracha
- 1/8 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/8 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
- Roasted chicken cutlet, thinly sliced
- Spaghetti, cooked to al dente
- up to 3 tablespoons of reserved pasta water, if desired
- 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro minced, for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Clean, dry and generously season each side of the chicken cutlet. Roast at 350° for 20 minutes until golden and cooked at the center. Set aside to cool and slice thinly.
- Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil and chop your veggies!
- Blitz all ingredients together in a mini food processor until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.
- Once the chicken is done roasting, begin cooking the pasta.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat until sizzling.
- Melt a tablespoon each of butter and soy sauce immediately adding the veggies, cooking until softened.
- Toss in the al dente pasta and Asian Peanut Sauce stirring to coat.
- If needed, slowly add up to 3 tablespoons of pasta water to bring the pasta together. Sprinkle with cilantro and eat hungry!