Chicken and Angel Hair Shirataki with Peanut Curry Sauce

Chicken and Angel Hair Shirataki with Peanut Curry Sauce
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Angel Hair Shirataki
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1½ pounds chicken breast, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 8 ounces frozen pepper strips, thawed
For sauce:
  • 1½ cups light coconut milk
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth,
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • ⅓ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus wedges for garnishing
  • Cilantro sprigs for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add cut up chicken, season and saute until cooked through stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add green beans and pepper strips and continue cooking for 3 minutes.
  5. While chicken cooks, start the peanut curry sauce.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce.
  7. Pour sauce into a frying pan over the chicken and vegetables, stir to combine.
  8. Turn heat up to high and bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
  9. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  10. Serve over a bed of Angel Hair Shirataki .

Chicken Florentine Pesto with Shirataki Noodles

 

Chicken Florentine Pesto with Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Shirataki Macaroni Noodles
  • 4 chicken breast boneless cutlets (1¼ to 1½ pounds total)
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow or white onion, chopped, about 1 cup
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup white wine or stock
  • 8-16 ounces of fresh spinach*, washed, long stems removed and chopped
  • Black pepper
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ¼ cup (or more) pesto
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Put the pasta in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Cook the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and brown the chicken breasts on both sides over medium-high heat. They don't need to be cooked all the way through, just browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the chopped onion to the pan and sauté 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. While the onions cook, slice the chicken into strips. Put any pieces that are cooked all the way through in one pile, and put the ones that still need a little cooking in another pile.
  5. When the onions are just beginning to brown, add the garlic and cook another minute. Add the white wine or stock and boil vigorously until the liquid is reduced by half.
  6. Add the spinach and the undercooked pieces of chicken to the pan. Using tongs, turn them over to coat them with the juices in the pan. Continue to cook, turning and stirring often, until the spinach is wilted and the chicken cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and add some black pepper, the pile of cooked chicken pieces and the pesto. Stir to combine. Add the cream to the saute pan and stir well to combine.
  8. Add the contents of the pan to the bowl with the Shirataki Macaroni Noodles and mix well. Serve at once.
Notes
*To wash spinach, fill up a clean sink basin with cold water and let the spinach soak in the water. Move it around a bit to loosen any dirt. Fresh spinach is usually pretty dirty, so you may need to do a couple of soakings. Remove the spinach and shake off excess water. Lay the spinach leaves down on a clean towel and pat dry. Frozen spinach can also be used in this recipe. Just thaw and pat dry before use.

 

 

 

 

Shirataki Noodles and Szechuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts

 

Shirataki Noodles and Szechuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast or thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2½-inch-thick slices ginger, smashed
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas (6 ounces)
  • szechuan sauce
  • ¼ cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 pound package Shirataki Noodles
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  2. Combine chicken, rice wine (or sherry), soy sauce, cornstarch and garlic in a medium bowl; mix thoroughly.
  3. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or large skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact.
  4. Swirl oil into the pan, add ginger and stir-fry for 10 seconds.
  5. Carefully add the chicken mixture, spreading it out. Cook until the chicken begins to brown, about 1 minute. Using a spatula, stir-fry for 30 seconds. Spread the chicken out again and cook for 30 seconds. Continue stir-frying until the chicken is lightly browned on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add sugar snap peas and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  7. Stir the szechuan sauce, swirl it into the pan and stir-fry until the chicken is just cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened and glossy, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  8. Remove from heat and add Shirataki Noodles and stir well to coat the noodles.
  9. Transfer to a platter (discard the ginger) and sprinkle with peanuts and scallions.
Notes
I buy my szechuan sauce ready made. You can buy it in any large grocery stores chains or in an Asian market.There are many good recipes on the net you might want to try.