These spicy peanut noodles are perfect: thin noodles covered in a thick peanut sauce with shredded chicken. It’s nicely complemented by finely chopped scallions and thin cucumber strips. There’s also a hint of spiciness in the sauce, too!
I love ordering Indonesian or Thai peanut noodles whenever I see them on a restaurant menu, and this is my best recreation of them using everyday ingredients. This dish also comes together quite quickly; there are only four ingredients besides the peanut sauce! And as I am never one to skimp on sauce, there’s plenty of peanut sauce in this dish to coat all of the ingredients with this deliciously peanut flavor. If there’s a big peanut butter fan in your household, they will love this.
The story behind why I made this dish can be attributed to Mr. Savory Tooth. He is a HUGE fan of peanut butter, in all forms, shapes, and sizes. We went on a hiking vacation a few weeks ago to the mountains, and stopped by this quirky neighborhood restaurant. I ordered Indonesian peanut noodles and shared some with Mr. Savory Tooth. He was instantly hooked, and kept stealing more and more of my noodles. In the end, he probably ate half of my dish. So when we returned from vacation, I knew that I had to make my own version of peanut noodles. I’ve perfected it until I felt it resembled what I would consider to be perfect peanut noodles. I expect that this will be a regular rotation in our household!
I used slow cooker chicken for this recipe, because I love pulled chicken. You can also use other kinds of cooked chicken, like rotisserie chicken. Feel free to experiment! Peanut noodles go well with most meats and vegetables.