January 6, 2012


I was craving Thai food and more specifically wanted something made with coconut milk.  This dish seemed to really hit the spot.

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons naturally brewed soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian chili paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound whole wheat spaghetti 
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (thinly cut & poached)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 ounces button or cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, roasted & chopped

Combine the peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, lemon juice, chicken stock, brown sugar, garlic, chili paste, salt, and cayenne in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly and cook until thickened.  Cover and set aside.
Poach chicken and drain excess water.

Cook spaghetti and drain. Toss with 2 tablespoons of peanut oil.  Cover and set aside.

In a wok or large saute pan heat remaining peanut oil and stir fry the vegetables.  Once vegetables are cooked as desired, lower heat and add chicken, pasta and sauce.  Stir together so that the sauce is evenly distributed and all of the ingredients are desired temperature.

Serve with peanuts for topping.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe from Culinary Collage.


Aarthi said...

This looks yummy..Delicious


Anonymous said...

This looks delicious and easy to make!

Kitchen Simmer said...

Sign me up for a large bowl! I love Thai food and this one looks like a winner. :) Have a great weekend!~ Ramona

Joanne said...

Thai peanut butter sauce is one of my favorites! Love this!

Culinary Collage said...

Joanne - Thai peanut sauce is one of my favorites too! It's addicting.

tinyskillet said...

This does look good. I just noticed all your Michigan blogs. My family is up in Michigan, and my nephew has a Michigan blog. I'll have to check some of these out.

Culinary Collage said...

Lyndsey...I'd love to see your families blogs too.

Needful Things said...

This reminds me of a meatless peanut pasta at CPK. Would love to make this. Thanks for sharing!

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