All righty, when it’s like crazy busy and you can barely think about your next meal, Quick Pad Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles saves the day. Not only are they super simple and come together faster than you can say “your uncle,” they are also out-of-this-world good. And by good, I guess I mean heart-stopping flavor. Because, I see you over there, kinda stressed about gifts and traveling, and having to see family, and finding the perfect cookie recipes, and oh yeah, it’s time to feed your family already.
I’m with you! These times in our life are so stressful, but if we blink, they are gone! That’s why I love quick recipes at this time of the year. In no time I can get back to cuddling on the couch or fighting over things that don’t matter.
Have you ever noticed how long it takes to make pad Thai noodles if you do it the “correct way?” I have, and honey let me say, “ain’t nobody got time for that!” That’s why I am giving you guys a bit of a shortcut. This recipe, start to finish, should only take 15 minutes, 20 minutes tops if your serving it with an egg. And, you really should.
You could also take the time to add some chicken. Which, if you’re me, you probably should. Which then would bump this recipe’s time to 25 minutes. I would just chop some chicken, cook it in a saucepan, set it aside, and then use that same saucepan to make the most incredible, creamy peanut sauce you have ever made.
Am I overselling this thing too much? I don’t think so.
I just boil the noodles for about 6-8 minutes until they are the desired texture, drain them, and immediately rinse them with warm water. This keeps them from sticking to each other and soaking up the Thai peanut sauce too fast.
Top with a little of this, and a little bit of that, and you have yourself dinner or lunch in a flash. Because, eating pretzels and cheese is not an acceptable meal plan. Okay, maybe I did that a few times this week when I was straight outta food and straight outta time. But yeah, this Quick Pad Thai Peanut Sauce Noodle recipe is going to save my diet plan and save me from myself.
Enjoy your time with your families during this Christmas slash Hanukkah slash Kwanzaa slash Festivus. I’ll be talking to you next week after the presents have been opened and our hearts are filled with memories. Be safe and I can’t wait to talk to you soon!
Quick Pad Thai Peanut Sauce NoodlesPrint Recipe
- 1 package flat rice noodles
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 cup roasted red peppers
- Chopped peanuts, scallions, and black sesame seeds for topping
Bring 6 cups water to a boil. Submerge rice noodles in water and boil for 6-8 minutes. Stir as necessary to prevent noodles from sticking together.
While the noodles are cooking, place the peanut butter, chicken broth, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar in a large saucepan and whisk over medium heat until the sauce has become smooth and creamy. Remove from heat. Slice the roasted red peppers and add to the sauce.
Drain the noodles when they are soft and chewy, and rinse with warm water. Add the noodles to the saucepan with the peanut sauce and toss together. Sprinkle chopped peanuts, scallions, and black sesame seeds over each serving.
Add chopped chicken to the mixture or a fried egg on top of each serving if you like.