Not-So-Spicy Peanut Chicken

I toned down the cayenne in this easy stir-fry so the flavor wouldn’t be overwhelmed by the spice. Including prep time, this was on the table in about 20 minutes. Start the rice first!

Need to be nut-free? Substitute roasted chickpeas for the peanuts.

Not-So-Spicy Peanut Chicken

2014-09-11 18.19.28Makes 4 servings

1/3 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 TBL cornstarch
1 TBL sugar
3 TBL soy sauce
1 1/2 TBL white vinegar
1/8 tsp cayenne
1 1/2 TBL light olive oil
1 1/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
minced ginger1 TBL dried minced ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger)
1 medium red bell pepper, 3/4-inch dice
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
2 medium green onions, sliced

Mix sauce ingredients:  broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

Heat a heavy skillet over high heat. Add oil. Add chicken, garlic and ginger. Stir fry about 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Add bell pepper and stir-fry 1 minute.

pampered chef mini whipper
Pampered Chef Mini Whipper

Stir sauce ingredients again (I used a small wire whip) and add mixture to pan. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Stir in peanuts. Sprinkle with onions.

Serve over steamed rice.

Recipe Inspiration:  Catholic Foodie

LABEL not so spicy peanut chicken



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