No Tuesdays with Dorie this week….honestly, I just didn’t get a chance to make it. Ooops.

BUT – here is a scrumdiddlyumptious pasta dish instead!

We used to go to the Cheesecake Factory a lot and my absolute favorite dish to order was the Thai Chicken Pasta. I’ve made it at home a few times, but I used a bottled peanut sauce, which was pretty good, but I wanted to make a homemade sauce this time. I started just throwing in things that I thought would work together and ended up with a great peanut sauce. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but this was one fantastic pasta (toot, toot!).

Thai Chicken Pasta

For the Peanut Sauce:
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 teaspoons chili paste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup hot water
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Pasta:

1/2 a pound thin spaghetti, fully cooked and drained
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, fully cooked and sliced diagonally (I like to roast mine with olive oil, salt and pepper)
2 carrots, julienned
1 small can water chestnuts, drained
handful chopped peanuts, for garnish
bunch cilantro, chopped

To make the sauce, put all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Store in the refrigerator until needed.

Blanch the carrots in boiling water for about 3 minutes, pulling them out while they’re still bright and crisp. Place in a large bowl with the cooked pasta, sliced chicken, water chestnuts, and cilantro. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat; top with more cilantro and chopped peanuts. Serve and enjoy!

Give this a try soon – you’ll love it!

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  1. This does look delicious! We love Thai flavors so I’m going to have to bookmark this one!

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    Comment by Leslie — June 22, 2009 @ 9:39 PM

  2. MMMM! I love that dish at CF – I’ll have to try this one! :)

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    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — June 22, 2009 @ 9:57 PM

  3. This looks good. Congrats on making your own peanut sauce. I always get excited when I make something up that actually tastes good, so kudos to you.

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    Comment by Katrina — June 23, 2009 @ 6:57 AM

  4. This dish looks wonderful. I love recreating something at home that I had at a restaurant.

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    Comment by Eliana — June 23, 2009 @ 7:53 AM

  5. This looks delicious! I’m going to make this very soon!

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    Comment by Kelly — June 23, 2009 @ 9:25 AM

  6. Hmmm, my first thai chicken was a total flop. But this looks incredible. I’ll have to try it again!

    Now come swing by my blog and pick up your award :)

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    Comment by Molly Jean — June 24, 2009 @ 2:19 PM

  7. I also always order the Thai Chicken Pasta everytime I go to The Cheesecake Factory. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Hoping it is as close as you can get to theirs!
    Thanks. :)

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    Comment by princesspink — June 14, 2010 @ 12:35 PM

  8. I’ve made this twice now, and just wanted to thank you for the great recipe. The peanut sauce is outstanding and it’s so easy to make. Plus, the leftovers are even better the next day – yum!

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you Tara! I’m so happy you enjoy it! :)

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    Comment by Tara — November 3, 2010 @ 9:51 PM

  9. Love this recipe! I tried it tonight and it was a hit at the dinner table. My little one loves peanut butter and all we kept hearing was MMM… MMM…! :-)

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    amy Reply:

    Thrilled to hear it, Yoli!! Thank so much for letting me know!!

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    Margaret Schlom Reply:

    Is this meant to be a cold dish. I think the one at Cheesecake was a hot one?

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    amy Reply:

    No, it’s meant to be eaten as soon as you toss the hot pasta with the sauce.

    Comment by Yoli — February 4, 2011 @ 10:49 PM

  10. Just made this- and it was good- but I could barely eat my bowl. Way too much peanut butter :( not sure what I did wrong! I’m thinking of adding more noodles to the left overs..

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    Comment by Jenn — June 2, 2011 @ 5:45 PM

  11. This recipe was so awesome. I made it for a dinner party and my guests wouldn’t stop raving about how much they loved it! Thanks! You made me look like a pro!

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    Comment by Amy — July 25, 2011 @ 8:47 AM

  12. I just found out tonight that they have removed Thai Chicken Pasta from their menu. It was literally my favorite dish to eat out. I might be a little heartbroken. I will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks!

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    amy Reply:

    What?!! NOOOOOO!!!

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    Laney Reply:

    I asked the waiter and he said people were upset because it wasn’t “spicy” enough and that the wording of “Thai” was misleading…stupid reason if you ask me

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    amy Reply:

    I asked and they said it was too expensive to make. Apparently they used an entire jar of peanut butter for ONE dish!!! Yikes!!

    Comment by Chelly G — September 29, 2012 @ 5:37 PM

  13. I made this for dinner the other night and it was a hit with everyone who came over! Very well done! The only difference I did was added a tad bit more sesame oil & about a tbs of oyster sauce which added a very nice touch. Overall very delicious!

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    Comment by Eve — October 7, 2012 @ 6:18 PM

  14. Made this dish today, and it was great! It even passed the Charles approval test, and he is pretty stingy with his new recipe approvals. :) I was disappointed when Cheesecake Factory discontinued my favorite dish, but now I have a way to enjoy it again! Thanks!!

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    Comment by Bonnie Covin — October 11, 2012 @ 1:26 PM

  15. THANK YOU! I was crushed when they took it off their menu. Now I can make it at home, whenever I want! Your peanut sauce is amazing. Great job!

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    Comment by Amanda — November 19, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

  16. http://www.facebook.com/#!/BringBackTheThaiChickenPastaAtTheCheesecakeFactory

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    Comment by Brian — March 12, 2013 @ 8:30 PM

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