The other day I was craving take out. One of my favorite hobbies is ordering Chinese food and watching movies. I say “hobby” because food really is a hobby of mine. Without it, I’m not sure what I’d do. The only problem with this hobby is that I’m poor. And that greatly limits the amount of take out I can order. Thus, I was stuck between wanting takeout, and knowing that I should use up groceries.
Before long, I was digging through my fridge looking for ideas and hoping I’d get inspiration from some mostly dead celery. (I didn't eat the celery. I'm not an animal.)
And that’s when it hit me; I’d just make Asian food! Make my own “takeout” right at home. And boy was I glad I did. (And you will be too once you make it. Seriously)
THAI PEANUT CHICKEN
1 chicken breast
2 tbs. olive oil
¼ c. peanut butter (I used natural peanut butter)
1 tbs. soy sauce
1 tbs. honey
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbs. Sriracha
1 - 2 tablespoons hot water
2 minced jalapenos
1 diced sweet potato
1/3 c. shredded carrot
In a small bowl whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, garlic and Sriracha. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until reaching the desired thickness (I made mine thin).
In a large frying pan heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add the chicken, either whole or diced. (I prefer diced for this). Let cook until the chicken is cooked through.
When the chicken has cooked, stir in ½ of the peanut sauce and cook for a couple minutes. If it looks too dry add some water, one tablespoon at a time.
At this point, add in the veggies and the remaining sauce. Cook until the sweet potato is tender.
Serve over rice and enjoy!
This meal took very little time to make, was relatively healthy, and tasted better than take-out. I’d say that’s a win.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.