I like peanut butter sandwiches, I like dipping apple slices in peanut butter, and I love peanut butter stir fry. You may be thinking that putting peanut butter in a stir fry sounds weird, but trust me, it is amazing!
*I prefer to use Kraft Crunchy Peanut Butter because the peanut bits add extra crunch, but you can use any peanut butter you desire.
*I always switch up the veggies I use when making this recipe. I used bean sprouts and a mixed bag of vegetables that included broccoli, carrots, snap peas and cabbage for this batch.
-Stir fry sauce
Step 1: Gather all of your ingredients. Cut up your chicken breast into bite size pieces. If needed, wash and cut up your vegetables into bite size pieces.
Step 2: Place a frying pan or wok on a burner set to medium heat. As the pan warms up, add a spoonful of crushed garlic. My husband and I love garlic, so I am generous with the garlic, but you can use less or even no garlic if desired.
Step 3: Add about a tablespoon of chicken broth followed by the cut up chicken chunks to the pan and stir until the outside of the chicken changes from pink to white. This takes about 2 minutes. You can use any type of cooking oil or even vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth if desired.
Step 4: Add the vegetables to the pan and give a stir. Add a splash more of chicken broth and place a lid over the pan. The chicken broth will help to steam the vegetables. Stir frequently, and add more chicken broth as needed.
Step 5: Once your chicken and veggies are almost done cooking and the chicken broth is almost all evaporated, add a drizzle of stir fry sauce. If you still have a lot of chicken broth and your veggies and chicken are done cooking, you can drain some of the broth. You can substitute the stir fry sauce with soy sauce, or any other sauce you desire. I find the stir fry sauce adds a bit of extra flavour, but this step can be skipped.
Step 6: Add 3 big tablespoons of peanut butter to the pan and stir around. Turn the heat off but keep the the stir fry sitting on the burner for an extra 2-3 minutes. The chicken broth, stir fry sauce and peanut butter will combine and thicken into an amazing sauce. Make sure you stir occasionally, or else the peanut butter will burn.
Step 7: Serve on its own, with rice, noodles, or anything else you desire. On this occasion, I served it over plain white rice.
I love making peanut butter stir fry and always look forward to the left overs. This recipe is really easy and can easily be adapted to suit various needs. Vegetarians can skip the chicken and chicken broth and use extra vegetables and vegetable broth. If you are watching your weight, you can skip the stir fry sauce, use only 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and add a bit more broth to the make the sauce. If you have picky eaters in your house, you can hide yucky veggies in yummy peanut butter! The possibilities are endless. I really hope that you give this recipe a try!
Have a great day!