Whole Grain Spaghetti with Asian Peanut Sauce


Dip your toe into Asian-inspired cuisine with this chicken and whole grain pasta recipe. A few pantry staples (yes, including peanut butter!) make the peanut sauce much better than any you'd find in a jar.

Spaghetti with Asian Peanut Sauce
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
35 mins
1 1/2 cups each


  • 6 ounce dried whole grain thin spaghetti

  • 2 large carrots, cut into ribbons with a vegetable peeler

  • 4 ounce fresh snow pea pods

  • ½ of a red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips

  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast (about 5 ounces)

  • 3 tablespoon natural creamy peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon honey


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt and adding carrots, pea pods, and sweet pepper for the last 1 minute of cooking. Drain, reserving 2/3 cup of the cooking water. Return pasta mixture to pan. Stir in chicken; cover and keep warm.

  2. In a small saucepan combine peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and the reserved cooking water. Cook and stir over medium heat until peanut butter is melted and mixture is smooth.

  3. Pour peanut butter mixture over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
10g Fat
50g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 37.8mg 189%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 399mg 8%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*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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