Thursday, February 26, 2009

Creamy Peanut Chicken

Here is a recipe we haven't tried yet, but it sounds good to me. From Full Tummies.

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter (I used natural, unsweetened)
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. evaporated milk
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. pepper
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1/2 c. chopped peanuts (I used unsalted, dry roasted)

  1. Freeze chicken for 1 hour so it's easier to slice. Then cut chicken into 1-inch strips and refrigerate. In heavy skillet, saute onion in olive oil until crisp-tender. Cool in refrigerator. When cool, place chicken strips and sauteed onion in zipper-lock bags and place in freezer.
  2. In medium bowl, combine chicken broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, evaporated milk, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and honey and mix well to blend. Pour into another zipper-lock bag and attach to chicken along with small bag of chopped peanuts. Label bags and freeze.
  3. To thaw and reheat: Thaw all bags overnight in refrigerator. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy skillet. Add chicken mixture and cook, stirring frequently, for 7 to 8 minutes. Add sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Simmer chicken and sauce for 10 to 20 minutes, until chicken is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Sprinkle dish with copped peanuts and serve (I serve it over brown rice).
  4. To cook without freezing: just follow cooking directions without going to the trouble of chilling everything and placing in ziploc bags!
Serves 4-6

1 comment:

  1. Just finished eating this for dinner. It was really good & the kids ate it without complaint (always a feat in our house!). This is something I will make again. There is a lot of sauce...more than we would use. Also, I would probably double the amount of chopped peanuts because I really liked the crunchy contrast. Last thing...if you are used to cooking with chicken breast, the thighs look a little gross when cooking them, but hang in there because it really is good!


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