Spicy Thai Peanut Noodle Salad with Smoked Chicken
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!
Course Main Course
Keyword Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Cooling time 2hours
Total Time 30minutes
1/2red pepperstemmed, seeded and sliced thin
1/2yellow pepper stemmed, seeded and sliced thin
1/2orange pepper stemmed, seeded and sliced thin
1yellow onionsliced thin
Thai sweet chili sauce
1small Thai pepperminced
1lbscooked rice noodles or spaghetticooked to al dente, drained and rinsed
6 to 8ozsmoked chickencooled and sliced thin or chopped
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute 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.