Thai Chicken Linguini (a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe), with chicken breasts and pasta in a creamy Asian peanut sauce, is absolutely delicious!Thai Chicken Linguini (a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe), with chicken breasts and pasta in a creamy Asian peanut sauce, is absolutely delicious!
I have always loved the Thai Chicken Linguini at The Cheesecake Factory, however I don’t love the (sometimes) 1-2 hour wait for a table. When you’re hungry, you’re hungry!

Let’s just say I was shocked to find out this entree has been removed from their menu as of 2014. Sadness prevailed… until I found this recipe, and began making it myself, at home!

I began a search to find a good copycat recipe and found a wonderful recipe posted by Amy, at “Sing For Your Supper” that was absolutely perfect.

Now I’ve made this dish many times since then, and love the smooth and creamy Thai peanut sauce that coats the pasta, and the crunchy peanut garnish. This is such a delicious dish! Here’s how to make it.

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Why NOT Make Thai Chicken Linguini At Home?

Seriously…why wait endlessly for a table when you can make Thai chicken linguini for much less $$, but with the same results at home? It’s really not that difficult at all!

You will need cooked chicken breasts, cooked linguini, julienned and blanched carrots, water chestnuts, cilantro and chopped peanuts (optional) for this dish.

These ingredients will be combined with a simple, flavor-packed peanut sauce before serving. Cilantro and chopped peanuts (optional) will garnish for each serving.

A portion of the Thai chicken linguini, garnished with cilantro and chopped peanuts.

Thai chicken linguini is very easy to make, the flavors and textures are magnificent, and any leftovers you may have are delicious when reheated.

Well, to be perfectly honest… you will ONLY have leftovers if you don’t polish all of it off in one sitting! Just sayin’.

Making The Creamy Peanut Sauce Is Easy!

The peanut sauce is made by combining the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. You simply stir the ingredients well, until the sauce becomes smooth and creamy.

Ingredients for the sauce are peanut butter, soy sauce, chili paste (or sriracha), brown sugar, lime juice, garlic, rice wine vinegar, ginger and sesame oil.

All ingredients for the peanut sauce are placed in a grey bowl and stirred to combine.Peanut sauce in grey bowl is beginning to become creamy by stirring ingredients.

Once the sauce is smooth and creamy, pour it over the hot cooked linguini, cooked chicken breast slices, julienned carrots, water chestnuts, and cilantro. Toss to combine.

The fully blended peanut sauce is smooth and creamy, in a grey bowl.

Grab some chopsticks or a fork and dig in! I really think you will love delicious Thai chicken linguini! It’s so good, and it’s hard to stop eating it, once you’ve started.

A dinner plate with Thai chicken linguini on it, ready to be eaten.

The creamy peanut sauce, chicken breast and the crunch of chopped peanuts, carrots and water chestnuts make this one wonderfully tasty meal.

I could spoon up the creamy peanut sauce and eat it all by itself, because it’s THAT good. Not that I’ve ever done that… wink, wink!

Hope you will give this Thai chicken linguini a try! The recipe makes 4 servings, and can easily be doubled, if necessary. Take care, may God bless you, and have a great day.

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Thai Chicken Linguini
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Thai Chicken Linguini (a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe), with chicken breasts and pasta in a creamy Asian peanut sauce, is absolutely delicious!

Category: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: thai chicken linguini
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 675 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For the peanut sauce
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tsp. chili paste (I usually substitute 2 tsp. Sriracha sauce)
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 limes , juiced
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 clove of garlic , minced
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
For the pasta
  • 1/2 lb. linguini (or spaghetti or fettucine), fully cooked and drained
  • 2 boneless , skinless chicken breasts, (seasoned w/ salt/pepper, fully cooked, and sliced diagonally)
  • 2 carrots , julienned (matchstick cut)
  • 1 small can water chestnuts , drained
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro , chopped (stems discarded) Save small amount for garnish on top of dish.
  • 1 handful chopped peanuts (optional, but GOOD , for garnish (if desired)
  1. Cook chicken. (I usually grill it, or boil it for 45 minutes in large saucepan of water). Season with salt and pepper, then slice it thinly on a diagonal.

  2. Make the sauce: Put all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk or mix until fully combined, smooth and creamy. Cover and store in the refrigerator until needed (can be made ahead).

  3. Blanch the julienned carrots (cut into matchstick sized slices) in boiling water for approximately 3 minutes, pulling them out while they are still bright and crisp.

  4. Cook linguini per package directions. Place drained, hot pasta in a large bowl with the carrots, sliced chicken, water chestnuts and cilantro (save a bit of cilantro for garnish!). Pour the peanut sauce over the pasta and toss to coat.

  5. Garnish dish with additional cilantro and chopped peanuts (if using). Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: Cook times for this recipe do not include time for cooking chicken breasts. Some may bake, boil, broil, etc. the chicken. It's up to you to choose the method you prefer.

Chopped peanut garnish is not included in caloric calculation, as this is an optional garnish.

Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Linguini
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 675 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1017mg44%
Potassium 984mg28%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 5144IU103%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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