Quick, easy, and the perfect way to use up leftover smoked chicken, this Spicy Thai Peanut Noodle Salad with Smoked Chicken is a new favorite of mine!
Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles can be made with rice noodles or any long noodle of choice you have in the pantry.
- Red pepper
- Yellow pepper
- Orange pepper
- Yellow onion
- Carrots julienned
- Sesame oil
- Peanut butter
- Thai sweet chili sauce
- Sriracha sauce
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the veggies in 1 tablespoon sesame oil until just softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt and allow to cool.
Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil, peanut butter, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and honey together in a large bowl.
Add the minced garlic and Thai red pepper along with a pinch of salt. Toss in the cooked pasta to coat. Squeeze the juice of the lime over the salad.
If desired, add the chopped chicken, or serve the pasta in a bowl with the smoked chicken atop. Garnish with crushed peanuts and fresh basil.
Replace the Thai Chili with crushed red pepper flakes if desired. Be sure to add a bit at a time, to taste.