Do you remember when I raved about the Thai Style Honey Peanut Chicken that I politely borrowed from Mary at One Perfect Bite? Well, folks.. I have found a very close competitor. Enter Anna of At Anna's Kitchen Table and her Chicken in Satay Sauce. This chicken had a lovely peanut butter flavor without feeling as if we were spooning peanut butter directly into our mouths - which, I'm sorry to say, so many satay sauces can be like. I even decided to change things up a bit by adding sugar snap peas - I always forget how much I enjoy having them in stir frys - but you know you can add whatever veggies you want. Remember, it's your canvas to paint on!
This is yet another simple and delicious stir fry for those busy week nights!
Chicken in Satay Sauce
Adapted from At Anna's Kitchen Table
2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons smooth peanut butter (if you want yours a little more peanut buttery add another tablespoon)
2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 Tablespoon chili paste
1 Tablespoons lime juice
5 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 pound chicken, cut into bite size chunks (you can you breasts or thighs are both, I used breasts)
2 cups sugar snap peas (or snow peas)
In a bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, peanut butter, sweet chili sauce, chili paste, lime juice, coconut milk, and crushed red peppers until well combined; set aside.
In a wok or deep, non-stick skillet, over medium high heat, add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the diced chicken. Stir fry for until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Add the sugar snap peas and stir fry for two minutes. Add the sauce and bring to a boil, stirring to combine everything. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce has thickened just a little, about 1-2 minutes. Serve over rice. Enjoy!
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