Spicy Asian Chicken Pasta
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 1/2 cups cannned unsweetened coconut milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons oriental sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled,minced
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
3/4 cup diced red bell peppers
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4 inch wide strips
1 lb linguine
Heat 2 T oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add garlic and jalapeno.
saute 3 minutes until tender but not brown.
Add coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, ginger, honey and hot pepper sauce.
Whisk until smooth and bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat.
Season with salt and pepper.
This sauce can be made well in advance, covered and refrigerated.
Heat remaining 1 T oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add bell pepper, mushrooms, and green onions.
Saute 3 minutes.
Add chicken and saute until cooked through,about 3 more minutes.
Simmer until heated.
Cook linguine in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente.
Pour heated sauce over pasta and toss to coat well.
Divide among plates and serve.