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Peanut Chicken with Rice - quick and easy dinner for any night of the week
Peanut Chicken with Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Quick and easy dinner of chicken in a peanut sauce, served over rice and topped with peanuts. Great for the whole family any night of the week.
Servings: 4
Author: Erin
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper , diced
  • 1 cup of carrots , shredded
  • Cooked rice
  • Peanuts , chopped
  • Cilantro (optional garnish)
Peanut Sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbls sesame oil
  • 2 tsp chile garlic paste
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger , grated
  • 1 lime , juiced
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to the pan, and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add bell peppers to the pan. Cook until the chicken is cook through and the peppers are starting to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 2 cup measuring cup, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce. Pour over the cooked chicken. Heat to a simmer, stirring frequently. Stir in carrots, and remove from the heat.
  3. Serve over rice topped with chopped peanuts and cilantro if desired.