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Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles

Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles are an easy and delicious way to jazz up Thai ramen noodles!

Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles

Last month I got a new menu board from my gal pals at Style + Dwell, and I am absolutely loving it.  It is an acrylic board that comes with a dry-erase marker so you just write your menu up for the week and then wipe it away when it’s time to plan another week!  So far I made the Thai Ramen I planned for Thursday on Monday, and something not even on the weekly menu on Tuesday.  In my defense, I thought I had bought penne pasta for Tuesday’s dinner but I think I was distracted by two little boys and forgot to actually pick out a box.

Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles

And can you blame me for wanting to push these Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles up a few days?  I couldn’t get this Thai ramen out of my head on Monday afternoon and decided the weekly menu must be rearranged!

I am SO glad I bumped them up because oh my are they good!  I posted a photo of them on my Instagram story and had quite a few requests for the recipe.  I hadn’t planned on posting the recipe this week but the people have spoken – so here we are!

Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles

Let’s just be clear – these are not traditional ramen noodles in any sense.  They’re not classic ramen noodle bowls with clear broth and all the fixin’s and they’re not the college kind, either.  While I actually did use the noodles that come in your typical college ramen noodle soup packet, I tossed the seasoning and made my own Thai peanut sauce.

How to Make Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles

So what we have for these Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles is a sauce made of coconut milk, peanut butter, sweet Thai chili sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and um, hello? Do I even need to say more?!  So. much. flavor! You could also add some Sriracha for a kick but I was trying to keep it toddler friendly.

You make the peanut sauce in a food processor, and ultimately combine it with sauteed onion, bell peppers, chicken, and the ramen noodles.  Pro tip: this recipe is awesome for using rotisserie chicken.

The verdict?  Everyone in my family LOVED this recipe for Thai ramen noodles.  Even Lars (my sorta picky eater/typical three year old) gobbled them up and said “Mama these are DELICIOUS!”

Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles

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Print Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper deseeded, stem removed and diced
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 3 ounce packages ramen noodles, seasoning discarded
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken approximately 2 medium chicken breasts
  • Chopped cilantro diced green onion, and chopped peanuts, for topping

Instructions

  • In a small food processor combine peanut butter, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and pulse to combine until smooth.
  • Bring a pot of water to boiling to cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions. They will likely only take a few minutes to cook, so while the water is coming to a boil, continue on making the rest of the sauce.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add red bell pepper and onion, and cook for 5 minutes, until they are softened.
  • Add the ginger and garlic, and cook another minute.
  • Add the sauce from the food processor along with the coconut milk, stirring to combine.
  • Add the cooked ramen noodles and chicken, stirring well to combine.
  • Serve topped with cilantro, green onion, and chopped peanuts.
  • Enjoy!
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Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodles

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