Sesame-Peanut Chicken Lo Mein

Try this Thai stir-fry for a simple one-dish meal in only 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

6
oz uncooked fettuccine
2
tablespoons sesame oil
1
package (14 oz) chicken breast tenders (not breaded), cut into 1-inch pieces
2
medium bell peppers (any color), cut into thin strips
1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
3
tablespoons soy sauce
3
tablespoons water
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)

  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch wok or nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink in center. Add bell peppers; cook 3 to 4 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to low.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave peanut butter on High 30 seconds to soften. Stir in soy sauce and water with whisk until smooth.
  • 4 Add cooked fettuccine and peanut sauce to skillet with chicken and bell peppers. Cook and stir until hot. Garnish with onions.

Expert Tips

Finish off this stir-fry by sprinkling with 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed.

Sesame oil has a nutty flavor and is a key ingredient in Asian cooking. It has a high smoking point, making it well suited for stir-fry cooking.

Linguine can be used instead of fettuccine.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1050mg
1050%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.