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SPICY SWEET POTATO PASTA WITH PEANUT SAUCE AND CHICKEN

Spicy sweet potato pasta in a creamy red chili and broccoli peanut sauce and tossed with rotisserie chicken that comes together quickly at moments notice. Peanut, ginger, soy, and garlic are what make this spicy sweet potato pasta recipe spectacular! It’s bursting with delicious Asian flavors you’d expect from a Chinese restaurant without the excess or expense.

Spiralized sweet potatoes are wonderful to use in place of spaghetti noodles and are fabulous tossed with peanut sauce, chili pepper, broccoli and chicken. Sweet potatoes are one of the most good tropical vegetables and recent studies show that in humans they help control levels and assist with type 2 source.

Plus my favourite part is they are packed with fiber to help keep your body full longer, have excellent anticancer, antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory source.

HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO PASTA WITH PEANUT SAUCE

Chop and prepare all of the vegetables. I like to chop broccoli very fine so it blends well into the sauce and adds more good value to this dish.

Next, in a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli, scallions, garlic, peppers, onion, and ginger. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes, or until tender-crisp.

Then make the peanut sauce. This sauce is seriously epic friends! It is full of massive flavors- spicy, peanut butter, richness, Thai, and tang all into one thin paste that coats the noodles and chicken.

In the same skillet, stir in the peanut butter, water, aminos, vinegar, oyster sauce, lime juice, and cayenne and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute to meld the flavors. Add the sweet potato noodles and chicken and toss to coat well. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes to soften the noodles. Make sure to not cook more than 5 minutes or the noodles have an altered texture. Serve among 4 plates and season with more chili powder to taste for extra spice.

CAN THIS SWEET POTATO PASTA RECIPE BE REHEATED?

Yes. You can even make it ahead of time for meal prep and to take to lunch for work. It is a delicious way to plan ahead. To reheat it over low heat until warm. Do not overheat it as it can make the noodles mushy if over-cooked. If you also want to make this meal in advance you can make the sauce and right before serving heat the sauce and noodles on low heat for 5 minutes or just until warm.

Spicy Sweet Potato Pasta Recipe with Peanut Dressing and Chicken

Ingredients

1.25 pounds sweet potato noodles
4 cups rotisserie chicken cooked and shredded (or grilled and chopped)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cups broccoli chopped very finely
2 scallions both white and green parts, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves minced
2 scotch bonnet chili peppers stem and seeds removed and sliced
1 small yellow onion diced
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger minced
1/2 cup peanut butter preferably organic Valencia
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (plus more for garnish for extra spice)
1/4 cup peanuts optional for topping

Instructions

Prepare sweet potatoes by spiralizing them or use a prepared store-bought package.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli, scallions, garlic, chili peppers, onion, and ginger. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes, or until tender-crisp.

Stir in the peanut butter, water, aminos, vinegar, oyster sauce, lime juice, and cayenne and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute to meld the flavors. Add the sweet potato noodles and chicken and toss to coat well. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes to soften the noodles. Make sure to not cook more than 5 minutes or the noodles have an altered texture. Serve among 4 plates and season with more chili powder to taste for extra spice.