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My friend, Alicia, posted this recipe on her blog sometime last year and it's been one of our favorites. I thought I'd already shared this gem, but I guess not. It is husband approved as well--probably on his top ten.
Chicken Satay Noodle Salad
1lb whole wheat spaghetti
1/3 cup peanut butter, softened
2 Tbsp honey
¼ cup tamari (dark soy sauce)
juice of 2 limes (lemons work too)
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 clove garlic, grated
3 Tbsp vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
2 cups skinned and sliced rotisserie chicken (optional--I just cube 2 chicken breasts and grill them with our favorite seasonings and olive oil)
1 cup packed fresh spinach, thinly sliced
1/3 cup shredded carrots
4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
¼ cup chopped peanuts
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain; rinse under cold water and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, in a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey and ¼ cup warm water. Whisk in the tamari, lime juice, hot pepper sauce and garlic. Pour in the oil in a steady stream, whisking to combine. Add the reserved noodles and toss to coat.
Place the noodles in 4 shallow bowls and top with the chicken, spinach, carrots, scallions, peanuts, and cilantro.