Peanut chicken is one of my favorite dishes to order out. There is something about the sweet, syrup-like sauce and the crunchy, salty peanuts that makes an exciting and delicious combination. However, you don't have to go out to an expensive restaurant to enjoy this dish. This recipe for spicy peanut chicken is surprisingly easy to cook and incorporates everyday supermarket ingredients. Serve with white rice and cold sake for a restaurant-quality dinner at home! Take a peek at the recipe when you
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/3 cup dry-roasted peanuts
2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
white rice, for serving
- Heat water and make the rice.
- Meanwhile, mix broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne powder; set aside.
- Heat wok or 12-inch skillet over high heat. Add oil; rotate wok to coat side. Add chicken, garlic and gingerroot; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
- Add bell pepper; stir-fry 1 minute.
- Add broth mixture to wok. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Stir in peanuts. Sprinkle with onions and serve with white rice.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 170 ); Total Fat 19 g (Saturated Fat 4 g); Cholesterol 70 mg; Sodium 580 mg; Total Carbohydrate 11 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 28 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 36 %; Vitamin C 22 %; Calcium 4 %; Iron 14