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Peanut Butter Chicken Pasta

Alright, y’all!  Are you as excited about the H-E-B Meal Maker Challenge as I am?  Today marks the official start of the challenge with our first recipe.  The ingredient – Peanut Butter.

peanut butter chicken pasta recipeWhen I first learned that the secret ingredient was peanut butter, I’ll be honest and say I was a little intimidated.  I’ve only had one main dish that included peanut butter and it happened to be chicken on a skewer with a peanut sauce.  That got me thinking, so I decided to use peanut butter and chicken but add one of my children’s favorite foods – pasta!

All I can say is O.M.G — total deliciousness y’all!  So yummy, so creamy, and the aromatics are just heavenly.

peanut butter chicken pasta recipe

Peanut Butter Chicken Pasta
A creamy peanut butter ginger sauce served over chicken breast and linguine noodles.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1½ tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine noodles
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • salt/pepper, to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender.
  2. While noodles are cooking, add olive to a skillet and put on medium heat. Add chicken and cook until there is no pink in the center. Since the chicken is cut in small pieces, this will not take very long.
  3. Meanwhile, combine chicken broth, ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter and honey in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until peanut butter melts and is heated through.
  4. Once your noodles are done, drain. Return to pot and combine chicken, noodles and sauce. Toss to coat. Garnish with green onions.
You could also add a bit of chopped peanuts when you are adding the green onions.

If you like this recipe, please vote for me in the H-E-B Meal Maker Challenge. The top two winners will participate in a cook-off and I can only get there with your help.  So, a super big thanks in advance for your votes.

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About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    will have to try this when I can find ginger root here!

  2. 2

    This sounds like an Asian/Thai dish, I bet it would be a hit here. Nice job finding a unique recipe for peanut butter. (And I’m voting for you! )

  3. 4

    While I’m not a peanut butter fan, I know the rest of my family would really love this! It sure is beautiful!

  4. 5

    I love peanut butter but only on muffins and toast. Hubs would probably really like this dish, looks great.

  5. 6

    Great job, Crystal. We loove pasta and I think Peanut Butter would make an amazing sauce for this. I’ve had something similar at a Thai restaurant.

    Yum Yum! I’m loving everyone’s creativity on this!

  6. 7

    This sounds sooo tasty! I would love to try it.

  7. 8

    This sounds great! Definitely an unexpected ingredient!

  8. 9

    I like adding peanut butter to Asian style pasta dishes, when I tried coming up with something similar to this dish, I went a bit too heavy on the peanut butter. I will be trying you recipe soon!

  9. 10

    WOW! When I first read the post titel I was like “Eww…peanut butter and pasta. GROSS!”. But now that I read the recipe and your comments (plus the mouth watering pictures) I am convinced that I MUST try this recipe. It looks so good! I just won’t tell the family about the peanut butter or they might not eat it. I want them to try it first then I’ll tell them.

  10. 11

    What a fun use of peanut butter. I usually think of desserts when I think of peanut butter. Very creative 🙂

  11. 12

    I am going to have to try this. I can say that I have never had peanut butter with pasta, but I will give it a go!

  12. 13

    This sounds really interesting. I love peanut butter! 🙂

  13. 14

    I never underestimate the power of peanut butter. Peanutty noodles has always been a favorite of mine. And it’s good for you too! I will definitely have to try out this recipe!

  14. 15

    This looks and sounds so yummy- we’ll definitely have to try it.

    I am a new follower via Facebook, GFC, and Twitter! 🙂

  15. 16

    Well I have to say when I first saw the title I was a bit.. ewww… but after reading the post and ingredients I think I must try this.

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    This looks so good! I will definitely try it!

  18. 19

    Oh my goodness…this sounds so good. I have some “unusual” peanut butter recipes too – it’s amazing how well it works with so many things!

  19. 20

    Oh yum!!! I LOOOOOVE peanut butter too! Great combo! 😀

  20. 21

    I love using Peanut Butter in dishes especially with Ginger, looks really good!

  21. 22

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge success! Everyone loved it! I did add a little more peanut butter I don’t know if it was just different brands or what but at first it was to thin. (I use Jiff Natural)

  22. 23

    Hello Crystal !
    Thank you very much for this wonderful recipe ! I am originally from Japan and to be honest I was a little skeptical about the combination of peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger and chicken cube. I cooked it already 2 times and my husband loves it ! its WOW simply WOW!

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