Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cooking with Luci: Peanutty Chicken & Pasta

I've mentioned before that when it comes time to make our weekly menu and plan the grocery list, I sit down with each of the kids one-on-one and they plan one meal. Mondays are Luci's days and her plan this week was:
Peanutty Chicken & Pasta
Steamed Broccoli

Peanutty Chicken & Pasta is a recipe from her Southern Living for Kids cookbook. We are steadily working our way through this wonderful collection of recipes!

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2T coconut milk
2T creamy peanut butter
1/4 t sesame oil
8 ounces uncooked pasta
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 green onions
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped unsalted peanuts

Luci got all of her ingredients prepared before cooking. This meant chopping veggies and measuring some of her ingredients. 

The first step in the recipe is to whisk together the first four ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Luci had a little difficulty getting the peanut butter to whisk into the soy sauce mixture, so I had to help a bit. 

After the mixture has been whisked together and set aside, it's time to cook the pasta (according to package directions, omitting salt and fat). 

When the pasta is tender, drain and place in a large bowl. Add  sauce, chicken, carrot, green onions, and bell pepper; toss gently to blend. 

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.  This recipe makes 4 servings. 

This recipe has 453 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving.

(Note: For this recipe I only had 2 kids giving me their 'kid rating'. One of my kids was sick with a stomach virus.)
Kid Rating: 4Thumbs Up!


  1. Oh Luci that sounds so good. Wish I could eat those peanuts and I'd be right there. The chef hat says it all. I love it.

  2. What a yummy sounding dinner! Keep on cooking, Luci!

  3. Love the pictures you posted! And there was Suzy right there at Luci's feet waiting for her to accidently drop something! Too funny. Luci's cooking lessons and opportunitiesto cook for y'all will stay with her for a long time and she will be well prepared to cook for herself and others long before she leaves the nest.
    P.S. Tell Ben we hope he is finally better! No fun being sick!! :-(


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