Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peanut Chicken & Broccoli

The other day I wanted some peanut chicken like I used to always get at the New China Buffet in SC. So I looked up a bunch of recipes and took all the stuff that sounded good and came up with this recipe. The only weird thing I added that they didn't have in SC was the broccoli. And I didn't get my chicken all crispy like theirs. Other than that? The flavor is the same! I was so happy!!

Start off by cutting up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. Then put them in a pile and take 46 pictures of it. Oh wait. That's me. Never mind...

Then get out all your sauce stuff and stand it on the cpounter and wonder what on earth you're doing with such an odd array of items. White cooking wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, Worcestershire sauce & peanut butter. Since then I realized there's High-Fructose Corn Syrup in Heinz Worcestershire sauce, so I got Lea &Perrins. Much better! ;)

Saute some garlic & red pepper flakes in olive oil.

Add the chicken and stir-fry until it's turning white.

Add the broccoli and cover, stirring once in a while until the broccoli gets to your desired tenderness. Add the sauce and remove from heat. Serve over rice or noodles. Or just leave the broccoli completely out and eat it seperate. :D

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
Olive oil
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 clove crushed garlic -I use my garlic press
1/2 C. creamy peanut butter -I use the natural stuff
1/4 C. white cooking wine
1/4 C. soy sauce
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. brown sugar
1 T. + 1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. corn starch
3-4 C. broccoli pieces, optional
Cooked rice or noodles

  Mix together the peanut butter, wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil & corn starch. Set aside.
  Saute the garlic & pepper flakes in a wok until the garlic is tender. Add the chicken and stir fry until it turns white. Add the broccoli if you're using it and stir fry until it's tender-crisp. Pour the peanut sauce over and mix it around until everything is well covered. Cover the pan and shut the burner off; let set for about 5 minutes. Serve over rice or noodles.

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