365 Days of Slow Cooking: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles: Moist, bite-size pieces of chicken and tender pieces of red bell pepper surrounded by a creamy, peanut sauce with a hint of lime. It sounds exotic but it's so easy pretty much anyone can make it :)
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles: Moist, bite-size pieces of chicken and tender pieces of red bell pepper surrounded by a creamy, peanut sauce with a hint of lime. It sounds exotic but it's so easy pretty much anyone can make it :)
Recipe and photos updated from March 2009
Make it for dinner this week--Pin it for later!

This recipe is originally from March 2009 (2 months after I started blogging). At the time, I was so super excited by the results of this dish because to me it was so exotic and different than the good old casseroles that I was used to making. I felt so accomplished!

This was the first recipe that I made on TV. I was so nervous for that TV spot that I don't even want to go through the archives to see if I can find the video (too nerdy and nervous). I do remember the TV host saying how the chicken was super moist and I was so proud.  I made it again to re-picture it and was pleased by the results. Still a good recipe, still worth making!  I love the moist bites of chicken, the fresh element of the red bell peppers and the cilantro, and the crunch of the peanuts.  I think you'll like it too!  Give it a shot :)

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles: Moist, bite-size pieces of chicken and tender pieces of red bell pepper surrounded by a creamy, peanut sauce with a hint of lime. It sounds exotic but it's so easy pretty much anyone can make it :)
Recipe for Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles
Makes 6 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 4-6 quart
Cooking time: 3-4 hours on low

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs--cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into short thin strips
1 cup chicken broth, divided
1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium works best and ensures it's not too salty)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/3 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
12 oz hot cooked pasta (I used thin spaghetti noodles)
3/4 cup chopped peanuts or cashews
3/4 cup snipped cilantro
Salt and pepper

1. Combine broth, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes in slow cooker, Whisk.
2. Add in the pieces of chicken and the red bell pepper.
3. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. 
4. Mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup water in small bowl until smooth. Turn slow cooker on High. Stir in peanut butter, and cornstarch mixture and lime juice until smooth. Cover and cook 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened and chicken is no longer pink. Stir well. 
5. Serve over pasta. Sprinkle with peanuts or cashews and cilantro.

Ideas to serve with this dinner:
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Asparagus from Simply Recipes
Asian Cabbage Salad from Our Best Bites

(And just for fun...here is the original picture from March 2009 (2 months after I started blogging). I think I'm improved on photography just a little--lol)
thai chicken peanut sauce over rice

P.S. Try these other great recipes as well (click on the picture to get the recipe):
Easy slow cooker recipe for coconut chicken curry--restaurant quality!Make slow cooker korean bbq pork, chicken or beef for dinner tonight.  So easy and so delicious!Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken (light and gluten free)

13 Comments:

  1. Oh I'm SOOO excited to try this one! I LOVE thai food! Yay! :)

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  2. I am trying this RIGHT NOw! My hubby is going to die...(of joy)...I hope it turns out good.

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  3. We had this for dinner last night and both LOVED it! Thanks for the great recipes! Brick requested a slow cooker curry so if you have any ideas, send them my way!! ;)

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  4. LOVED IT! I am going to eat the leftovers tonight! I've never cooked anything this tasty! I've never tried a recipe like this-I usually stick to "meat & potatoes". I didn't add the lime. mmm. really. my hubby thought it was okay, but I can't wait to eat it again! sorry. big fan of it. I loved trying new Ingredients and seeing how they tasted cooking them together.

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  5. Made this last night and we LOVED LOVED LOVED it! Thanks so much!!

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  6. Good job on the new noodles! I love the sound of this, and thanks for mentioning one of my recipes as a side dish! Sounds like I should make it soon.

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  7. And duh, that is supposed to say "Good job on the new photos!"

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  8. I am making this tonite...when do you add the lime juice?

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    1. oops Michelle! I forgot to add that in. I'll be correcting that. I add it in when I add in the cornstarch mixture.

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  9. Looks great! I love Thai and have yet to make a thai dish in the crockpot! about to change that!

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  10. I made this last week and it was delicious. I threw in some onion and zuchini that needed to be eaten. We all loved it. The leftovers weren't bad either. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    1. Oh, good call on the zucchini! That sounds fab. Thanks for reading :)

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