Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thai Peanut Chicken

Adapted from Sisters Cafe

1lb whole grain spagetti noodles

2 cloves garlic, peeled
1T freshly grated ginger, or 1tsp powdered (use more as desired)
1/2C creamy peanut butter
2T sesame oil (available in the Asian food section)
1/4C soy sauce
3T brown sugar
1T rice vinegar
1tsp red pepper flakes
1C hot water

Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth.

2T olive oil
1/2C chopped white onion
1/2C chopped red pepper
3C chicken, cooked and shredded
1/4C chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
1/4C peanuts
2T sesame seeds

1. Make sauce and pasta set aside.

2. Saute olive oil, white onion, red pepper and cilantro in pan until onion in translucent. Add chicken and heat through.

3. Combine everything in large pot and heat through. Plate the dish, top with peanuts and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

**This makes a HUGE batch. It does freeze and reheat well though.

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