Here 's how I made the Thai Stir-fry, aka Peanut Butter noodles, in our house.
I cut up the chicken (about three small breasts) in bite size pieces and cooked it on medium in a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil. While chicken is cooking I cut up the veggies. (Sometimes I will cut the veggies the night before to make it extra easy on a week night.)
I cooked spagettini as directed on package, a la dente. (You could use what ever noodles you have though, penne, rice noodles, or even plain rice.)
I then cut up a red and a yellow pepper, mushrooms, baby carrots (sliced into two, or four depending on the size), one onion, and one clove of garlic, or whatever other veggies you like, or have on hand.
When chicken is cooked through transfer it to a plate and set a side. Then put all the veggies into a wok style frying pan with a little olive oil and cook on medium heat.
While veggies are cooking through I make the yummy peanut sauce. This is where the magic happens.
This is what you will need:
- 1 cup of chicken or veg. stock
- 1 tbs of corn starch
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter. (I used the light version)
- 2 tbs of brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp of ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
- a couple dashes of hot sauce (more if you like it spicy)
- 2 tbs of soya sauce or hoisin sauce. ( I used hoisin today as I ran out of soya)
Start by mixing the stock with the corn starch, then add everything else. Heat in the microwave for 30-40 seconds on high, mix ,then heat for additional 40 seconds, mix again until it all comes together.
Once veggies are cooked add the chicken, and pour in your sauce, bring to a simmer (sauce should thicken), then mix everything together, coating all the chicken and veggies. Add noodles and cook for one more minute, lightly tossing the noodles with the sauce. I sometimes add mung bean sprouts at this point too, this gives it a nice little crunch.
Serve and enjoy!
This is sure to be a hit. I usually try and make extra for lunch the next day but it doesn't usually last that long!
What's your easy week night dinner hit?