Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Peanut Chicken

My recipes come from a variety of places. Some of my baking comes from my mom, but I have to admit that I've never picked up a recipe from my dad before. Until now, anyway.

He made us a great dinner a couple weeks ago, and we all loved it. Except ok for the wee ones who loved the first bite then decided it was too spicy. Altering it at home was easy enough, and they are now hooked. Yum!

Peanut Chicken

4 large chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
1/2 c creamy peanut butter (I use the organic, no sugar added one)
2 T soy sauce
1/2 c chicken stock
1/3 c teriyaki sauce
1/2 red onion
1 T olive oil
1 c sugar snap peas
water chestnuts

Place the peanut butter, soy sauce, chicken stock, and teriyaki sauce in a bowl and mix it together. Especially if you're me and have your peanut butter in the fridge to keep it from separating, it may not look very pretty right about now.

Cut the onion into a small dice. Place it into a pan with the olive oil and saute until softened. Add the chicken and continue to cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside.

Add the peanut butter sauce, and turn it down to a simmer. Let it cook, stirring periodically, for twenty to thirty minutes. At the very end, add the sugar snap peas (and water chestnuts, if you have them). Stir until the veggies are warmed through, then serve over rice.

Ok, so we didn't have the peas this time around. Hush. It was still good.

Enjoy this and more with Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Blessed with Grace!

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Anonymous May 25, 2011 at 12:46 AM  

Yum! Sounds good. I doubt my kids would like it, but hey - that means more for me!!

Pat May 26, 2011 at 10:31 AM  

I saved this one, too.

Michelle May 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM  

The Blue Zoo - I like how you think. I should use this more often ;)

Pat - Hope you all like it. :)

Chef in Training May 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM  

wow this looks incredible! I am definitely going to have to try this recipe out! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Heather E May 29, 2011 at 11:08 AM  

This looks delish- me & chicken aren't friends at all but i'm wondering if I could try this.. Hmm... :)

Michelle May 30, 2011 at 9:39 PM  

Chef in Training - It was pretty tasty, and the wee ones defintely enjoyed it. Thanks so much for the follow!

Heather - Bummer that you and chicken aren't friends, but maybe if you pretend the chicken isn't chicken? Go fig. You'll like this week's!

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