Overnight Rolled Oats, Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce with Chicken Noodles


January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day.

Try these sweet and savory recipes to celebrate this versatile kitchen staple.

Peanut Butter Jar Overnight Oats Aka The “Elvis” Overnight Oats

By: Grace Derocha, RD, CDCES, MBA – National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


· 2 tbsp. peanut butter, left in the jar

½ cup of milk or milk substitute of your choice

¼ tsp. vanilla or almond extract

½ tsp. honey

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ cup bananas, sliced, chopped or mashed

½ cup quick oats

· 1 C. chia seeds

Optional toppings – dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut flakes, banana chips, whipped cream


1. Use your nearly empty peanut butter jar. If there isn’t any left, feel free to add more.

2. Add milk, vanilla, honey and cinnamon. Place the cap on the jar and shake it.

3. Add the bananas, oats and chia seeds to the jar.

4. Place in the refrigerator overnight.

5. Enjoy the next day cold or hot. Add optional toppings before serving

Asian Spicy Peanut Sauce with Chicken and Noodles

By: Grace Derocha, RD, CDCES, MBA – National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


1/3 cup peanut butter (which remains in the peanut butter jar)

¼ cup light soy sauce

· 2 tbsp. rice vinegar

5 tbsp. sesame oil, divided

· 2 tbsp. brown sugar

½ tsp. grated fresh ginger, do not use ginger powder

1 ½ tsp. Sriracha (or more to taste)

1 pound udon or pad thai rice noodles or linguine

1 cup grated carrots

· 1 tbsp. chopped garlic

½ cup chopped green onions

3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken (from leftovers, freshly cooked, or a rotisserie chicken)

Garnish with roasted peanuts, sesame seeds and/or chopped cilantro


1. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, 2 ½ tbsp sesame oil, brown sugar, ginger, Sriracha to the peanut butter jar along with the remaining peanut butter. If you don’t have enough peanut butter in your jar, you can add more. Put the lid on and shake it thoroughly. The sauce may seem thick, but it will thin out with the hot noodles. Reserve the sauce.

2. Cook your noodles (optional) until al dente according to package directions.

3. Drain the noodles and toss in the remaining 2 ½ tablespoons of sesame oil. Toss to evenly coat in a large serving bowl.

4. Next, add the carrots, garlic, green onions and shredded chicken to the noodles. Mix well.

5. Shake the sauce again and pour over the noodle mixture. Mix well to combine. Serve hot and enjoy!

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