Caitlin Bensel
Hands-On Time
15 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4

Here’s a fresh and easy chicken dinner that’s great for weeknights when you need to get food on the table fast. Despite being quick, it packs a ton of flavor, thanks to the addictive coconut-peanut sauce, which unites the various components (rice vermicelli noodles, sliced cucumber, and lettuce to wrap it all in) in delicious harmony. Don’t be shy about the toppings—scallions, basil, and peanuts are suggested here, but shredded carrot, thinly sliced bell pepper, and snow peas would be welcome, too. Save any leftover peanut sauce for rice bowls or to use as a veggie dip.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak rice noodles according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook, flipping once, until charred and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice.

Step 3

Whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, and sriracha in a small bowl.

Step 4

Serve chicken and noodles with lettuce, cucumber, and peanut sauce, alongside scallions, basil, and peanuts for topping.

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