I love chicken with a peanut butter sauce. I remember the first time I heard of it I thought it sounded so weird. But somehow, it works!
The other night my daughter came home with Chinese food. It smelled so good!! Unfortunately for me it was almond chicken and fried rice, so I couldn’t have any.
It made me crave Chinese food….which made me think of peanut sauce. Which then made me think of PB2 powder. I’ve used it many times for cooking.
I like it because it has a lot less fat than regular peanut butter. If you haven’t used it before it is peanut powder.
I know it sounds weird but if you add water to it it starts to look like peanut butter. You can make it thick or you can thin it out some.
When I’m using PB2 powder in recipes like this skillet I tend to thin it out more. Especially for this since I was using it as a sauce.
This Chicken Peanut Ramen Skillet is quite low in points, even with the noodles! I calculated it at 4 servings which came out to 3 Freestyle points per serving. That’s a pretty low point meal!
If you counted it at 2 servings it would still only be 6 Freestyle points. That would be a lot of food.
I used red pepper, snap peas, and shredded carrots for the veggies. I love these veggies because they make the dish so colorful. Winter time in Michigan means I need some color in my life!
I bought the carrots already shredded, which helped save time. Plus I can give the leftover carrots to my Guinea pig as a treat. No food goes to waste here between her, my dog and cat.
The only prep I had to do for this recipe was slicing up half of a red pepper and onion, and cutting up the chicken.
This recipe comes together in 30 minutes at the most. It also tastes great the next day when the noodles have absorbed the sauce. Yum! (See recipe below)
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Yield: 4 Servings (3 points per serving for blue, green and purple)
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 (3 oz.) pack of Ramen noodles (do not use the seasoning)
- 1 cup snap peas
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 onion sliced
- 1/2 red pepper sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons PB2 powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
Cook the Ramen noodles according to the directions on the bag, then drain.
Spray skillet with no-stick cooking spray. Add the teaspoon of sesame oil, then add the chicken. Cook 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way.
Remove the chicken from the skillet, then add the vegetables to the skillet. Also add the minced garlic. Cook for 7 minutes.
Add the PB2 powder to a bowl, then add the water. Mix together until there is no longer any powder. Stir in the soy sauce.
Add the chicken back to the skillet, then add the sauce and noodles. Stir it all together.
DoleeeJanuary 22, 2019 at 6:35 pm
I’m definitely going to try that. It sounds delicious and I have to admit I’m getting a little tired of beans. Seems all I’ve made for the past two weeks are some sort of dish that has beans in it.
keepingonpointJanuary 22, 2019 at 6:42 pm
I know what you mean…I get tired of some foods too. The fun thing about this dish is you can change up the veggies. I hope you like it!
BarbFebruary 5, 2019 at 7:13 pm
I liked it but my husband and I both agree that it needs “something” more to make it more flavorful. I also would suggest waiting to cook the Ramen noodles until right before they are ready to be added to the final dish so they don’t get too sticky.