Chicken and Pasta in Peanut Sauce


The bottled peanut sauce in this chicken, broccolini, and pasta main dish recipe saves a step and reduces preparation time to only 20 minutes.

Chicken Pasta Peanut Sauce
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 8 ounce thin spaghetti

  • 1 bunch broccolini, cut in 2-inch lengths

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, cut in bite-size strips

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup bottled peanut sauce

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. In Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccolini and sweet pepper during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain. Return to Dutch oven and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, halve chicken breasts horizontally. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In extra large skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes each side, or until no longer pink (170 degrees F). Transfer to cutting board. Slice chicken; add to pasta and vegetables. Heat through. Add peanut sauce. Pass crushed red pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

467 Calories
10g Fat
55g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 467
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 634mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 72.6mg 363%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 510mg 11%
Folate, total 137.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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