Peanut Noodles

This is one of those meals I’ve been cooking for decades. I’ve served it at birthday parties, made it when I’ve randomly had the ingredients sitting around, etc. Since I’m made this last night, I thought I’d post the recipe.

  • 9 tbsp chunky peanut butter (or smooth topped with peanuts)
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 4.5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4.5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4.5 tbsp rice wine (i.e mirin, sake)
  • 4.5 tbsp white vinegar*
  • 2.25 tsp garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2.25 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • .75 to 1 lbs spaghetti or linguine
  • Chicken breast (optional)


  • Cook pasta following the instructions on the package
  • Cut chicken into smaller pieces and cook in neutral oil
  • Combine honey, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, vinegar, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan and heat on low until combined
  • Toss chicken and noodles in peanut sauce
  • Serve in bowls and top with scallions and peanuts