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How to Prepare Peanut Butter Chicken

How to Prepare Peanut Butter Chicken

The combination of chicken and yummy peanut butter doesn't get any better, does it? Read this article to get some simple and interesting chicken recipes using peanut butter.
Tastessence Staff
So, you love peanut butter and chicken is your staple diet; have you ever wondered how it would taste like together? If you're not so positive about the combination, then well don't judge this dish till you've tasted it. Your kids won't get enough of this one and your friends are going to be coming home more often. It might even tempt you to adopt a peanut butter diet. Continue reading to get some easy recipes of peanut butter chicken.

Peanut Butter Chicken

Ingredients
  • 1 pound skinless and boneless chicken breast
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 8 fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation
Cut the chicken breast into 1 inch cubes. Heat oil in a large pan and add the chicken pieces. Slice the onions and mushrooms and add in the pan, also add the red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper according to taste. Stir continuously and cook till the onions are translucent. Next pour the chicken stock and tomatoes into the pan. Simmer, till the chicken is cooked. Add peanut butter while stirring continuously and cook till the sauce is thick. This will take not more than 2 minutes, you can add more peanut butter if required. Serve with rice or noodles.

Peanut Butter Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients
  • 4-6 boneless chicken breast
  • 1½ cups green pepper
  • 1½ cups red pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cups fresh mushroom
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
Preparation
To make the sauce, in a bowl, mix cornstarch, chicken broth, pepper, ginger, soy sauce and peanut butter and stir till it is smooth. Stir fry chicken breasts in oil, till it is cooked. Remove the chicken and keep it aside. Slice onions and add pepper and stir fry onions till they are cooked. Next, slice the mushrooms and mince the garlic and add into the pan. Fry for some more minutes, and add the sauce. Cook until the sauce is a little thick. Add chicken and cook for a few more minutes. Serve hot with rice or noodles.

Chicken Satay with Crunchy Peanut Butter

Ingredients
  • 8 large chicken wings
  • 5 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 120 ml coconut milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 piece of ginger, grated
  • handful of fresh coriander, chopped
Preparation
Mix soy sauce, honey, turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, garlic, ginger and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a bowl. Pierce the chicken wings with a knife and rub the mixture on the chicken. Leave it to marinate for at least 2-3 hours, preferably overnight. To make the sauce, put peanut butter, Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, brown sugar and lime juice in a pan and bring to simmer. Cook for a few minutes while stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick. Put this sauce in a small dipping bowl and let it cool at room temperature. Preheat the oven to 200ºC and put the chicken pieces along with the marinate in a roasting tray. Cook for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally until slightly golden and thoroughly cooked. To check if chicken is cooked, pierce it with a skewer, if the juices are a little pink, it needs to be cooked for about 10 more minutes. If the juices are clear, it means the chicken is cooked. Add chopped coriander to the sauce and serve.

Thai Peanut Chicken

Ingredients
  • 4 boneless chicken pieces, cut into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • ¾ cup onions, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ¼ tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup unsalted roasted peanuts
Preparation
In a bowl, mix peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce and cayenne pepper and stir till smooth. Heat oil in a skillet and add chicken pieces, garlic and ginger. Cook till chicken is golden brown, reduce heat and add broccoli, peanuts, green onions and the peanut butter mixture. Add some water and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, till the broccoli and chicken are cooked. Serve hot with rice.

Those were some interesting ways to prepare peanut butter chicken. I'm sure you can't wait to taste these yummy dishes, either make it yourself or get someone to make it for you. Bon Appetit!
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