Remember my friend Melanie’s Mocha Dream Cookies? Well they were so darn fabulous that when she emailed me her recipe for her Spicy Peanut Chicken I just had to try it. Then, I had to tweak it! She told me that was OK, she is such a sweetie. Here is the original recipe:
Melanie’s Spicy Peanut Chicken
Half a package of rice noodles
2 boneless/skinless chicken breast
3 cups of broccoli
1 red onion
2 tbsp of peanut butter
1 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of curry paste
1 tbsp of honey
Cook noodles as per package directions. Stir fry the chicken. When almost cooked, add veggies (and feel free to add other stuff… peppers, carrots, snow peas). Continue to stir fry. When ready, add PB, soy, curry and honey. Mix to cover chicken and veggies. Add noodles. Stir to coat. Enjoy!!!”
Oh… don’t forget to sprinkle with peanuts before serving!!! Depending on how hot you like your curry, you can adjust the quantity.
I loved the recipe but I personally wanted more peanut butter flavour and kick so the second time I made it I added 3 tbsp of peanut butter and 1/2 tsp of sriracha hot sauce because I was using mild curry paste.
I sauteed what veggies I had: mushrooms, broccoli, green pepper and red onion. I cooked up some rice noodles and once the veggies were cooked I added the noodles and sauce to the pan:
I made sure to coat everything and tossed is some cooked shredded chicken to make a complete meal.
I did not have peanuts so I sprinkled some cashews and sliced green onions on top. What a fabulous and tasty lunch on a cold winter’s day. You have a little bit of Thai-flavours going on with some Indian spices, a very nice fusion dish that was so easy to make. A very adaptable recipe too, packed with flavour. I give this recipe four out of five wooden spoons.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Mmmm, sounds delicious! Your top photo is fab.
Wow! We’re going to have to do lunch one day, you’re cooking ;0)
This looks so vibrant and I’m sure it just tastes out of this world.
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks Debra! Glad I caught the deliciousness in the photo. Ava, you got it! Would love to do lunch together one day. I love this meal because it is so healthy and even… dum dum dum dum…. gluten free!
Ohhh, that looks really good!! Can’t wait to try it.
Yummy! This really looks great.
A funny story that I have to share though …
When my older siblings were kids (they are WAY older – closest is 15 years older than me.) my mom made a recipe for peanut butter chicken. Well, no one had ever heard of such a thing, and no one liked it. At all! They have never stopped picking on my mom about that failed recipe either. (She’s a little touchy about it!) So, funny now, I love Thai food and there is often peanut mixed with chicken! 🙂 I wonder if my sibs have ever tried peanut/chicken since then! 🙂
Suzie Ridler says
It’s very tasty! You will love it.
Tammy, your Mom was way ahead of her time. You can tell her I said so and am thoroughly impressed with her adventurous foodie spirit. And how healing you enjoy Thai food now. Me too, love it. So good!
AAAAHHHH… So glad you liked it!!!
I will have to try this recipe! When I get my own apartment (a month and a half away!) I will finally have the chance to cook again. And the friends I’m getting an apartment with will be more than happy to eat this, I’m sure. Looks great!
Nice sauce, it’s really interesting. SInce I started cooking little bit of chinese I would like to try this recipe too. It looks nice in pictures
Anna C says
Susie, this looks really delicious. Not only a healthy, but packed with loads of flavour. Love dishes with peanut sauces. I think you just solved my “what to make for supper?” quandary.
By the way I was happy to track down the Red River cereal and will be trying it out in the no-knead bread recipe. Will let you know how it turns out. Have a great day!
Suzie Ridler says
Love it Melanie, thanks so much for sharing! And commenting. 🙂
Tori, how exciting for you to be getting your own apartment soon, you’re going to love cooking in it, I just know it. Yay!
Medeja, if you like Asian flavous and do not mind curry, you will probably love it. Fingers crossed!
Anna, yes, it is healthy, isn’t it? So much flavour and I highly recommend boosting the peanut flavour. Hope you enjoy it for dinner and am thrilled you found some Red River Cereal. Enjoy baking!