Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

Peanut Chicken Stir Fry

Have you ever had something that had peanut sauce as a dipping sauce? Usually it's something like spring rolls or chicken skewers or something like that. Well why hasn't anyone combined peanut sauce and all the fixings for a stir fry before? Well I did and let me tell you the results were astounding. I used chicken for this recipe and it was really good but you can use whatever kind of meat you like. I also used chunky peanut butter but you can use smooth if you like. I think chunky is better because of the crunch which gives you a nice texture contrast. I hope you like it and if you have any questions please send me an email.

- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon corn starch

Stir Fry
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 bunch green onions cut on the bias medium sized
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1/4 pound snap peas cut in half
- 3 carrots peeled and sliced thin

Peanut Sauce
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 inches ginger peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup soy
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 - 2 tablespoons chicken stock

The Process
1. Marinade the chicken in a bowl and place in the fridge for 30 - 60 minutes. While this is going on make the peanut sauce. Take the peanut oil and heat over medium heat. Then add the garlic, ginger and pepper flakes and stir until fragrant about 1 minute. Then add the peanut butter, soy, honey and orange juice then bring to a simmer. Thin out with chicken stock and simmer for an additional minute. Set aside until ready.
2. When the chicken is done marinating and the sauce is done add the peanut oil to a large work over medium high heat. Then add the chicken and cook until all the pieces are cooked through about 6 - 8 minutes. Then add all the veggies for the stir fry and cook for an additional 2 minutes. You just want to see the veggies starting to cook. Then stir in the peanut sauce and cover all ingredient of the stir fry well. Cook for an additional minute then call it good. If you like soft veggies cook for an additional 5 minutes based on preference.
3. Serve over white rice and garnish with sesame seeds and a little siracha for some heat.
4 Enjoy!

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