Saturday, 7 January 2017

Peanut and Pepper Chicken

This is a favourite recipe that Mum used to cook.
It is a type of satay chicken but Mum always called it peanut chicken and I haven't changed it's name. The dish doesn't have lots of creamy satay sauce like some so I suppose it is appropriate. 
Originally it was a microwave recipe but Mum changed it and cooked in on the stove top. I like it both ways. 
Here is the recipe for the stove top version.
It makes a quick and healthy meal for mid-week or a family get together on the weekend. 

500g skinless chicken fillets- breast or thigh
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion sliced
1 clove of garlic crushed.
1 medium red capsicum sliced
1 medium green capsicum sliced
2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lime juice.
Rice to accompany. 

1. Cut chicken into slices or cubes.
2. Place chicken in plastic bag with flour and shake to coat chicken.
3. Heat oil and butter in heavy based pan or wok until butter melted and combined and pan is hot. 
4. Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute.   
5. Increase heat and add chicken. 
6. Stir fry until chicken is browned. 
7. Add capsicum and stir fry for 2 minutes until cooked but still crisp.
8. Mix together peanut paste, spices, soy sauce, honey and lime juice.
9. Add to the pan and mix through.
10. Continue stirring over medium heat until chicken is cooked.  
11. Serve with rice. 

Serves 4.

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