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spicy thai peanut stir fry

this is one of my favorite recipes. it is SO easy and SO delicious. not to mention it combines spice with peanut butter – 2 of my favorite things. i can’t remember exactly how this recipe was derived, but i think it had to do with being a broke college student looking to make a hangover delicacy. when you find yourself struggling through your college kitchen with a pounding head, a jar of peanut butter, a couple of packets of soy sauce, ramen noodles, and a frozen bag of vegetables- you get creative. since it’s origination in my little bland house kitchen, i’ve made a few changes and perfected my recipe for the best spicy/salty/asian/creamy comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 1 (or 2 if you’re hangry) chicken breast diced into bite-size pieces
  • 1 frozen bag of stir fry veggies
    Stirfryveggies
    My suggestion.
  • 1 box of linguini or fettucini noodles
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Spicy thai peanut sauce

  • 1 cup of peanut butter (you can use creamy or crunchy, whatever you have on hand!)
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions in a big pot. In the last few minutes of cooking the noodles, throw in the package of stir fry veggies.
  2. Drain noodles and veggies. Return to the pot and toss noodles and veggies with olive oil to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Saute diced chicken with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. While noodles, veggies and chicken are cooking- let’s get saucy. It’s pretty easy; combine all the ingredients and whisk until smooth. If you’re lazy like me, throw it in your standing mixer for about 3 minutes.
  5. Again, it can’t get much easier… Once your noodles, chicken, and veggies are done cooking and your sauce is thin, combine all ingredients in the large pot and dig in.

spicy peanut stir fry

if you’re a terrible cook and want to impress someone with something other than fine-crafted cereal- this should be a go-to. if you’re hurting from a long night and need to eat something other than the stale pizza from the night before- this should be a go-to. i wouldn’t steer you wrong, add this to your list of go-to recipes!

¤¤ you need very few kitchen tools & basic cooking knowledge
$$ 5-10 dollars

cheers, hannah

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