Peanut Chicken & Rice
(approximately 4 servings)
1 Cup Brown Rice (cooked according to package directions)
1/2 White or Vidalia Onion, chopped
5-7 Mushrooms, chopped
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1-2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder, or a minced garlic clove
1-2 Chicken Breasts (We usually use one BIG chicken breast) chopped into small pieces
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter (I use Adams chunky, but you can use whatever you have)
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth (I use sodium-free)
2-3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (Sauce to taste)
In a large pan, saute onion, pepper, garlic, and mushroom in the butter until onion is translucent (approximately 10 minutes on medium-low). Add chicken pieces and cook thoroughly. Once chicken is cooked, add chicken broth, water, and peanut butter. Keep stove on medium-low and stir ingredients until peanut butter is melted and ingredients are mixed. Add in soy sauce to taste. If mixture is too thin, let simmer for five more minutes or so. Then add in cooked rice and mix thoroughly. If you are feeling adventurous, feel free to add chopped peanuts, cilantro, or green onions to the top...we usually don't have any of these ingredients and it is great anyway. Now it is time to chow down!
The directions probably seem a bit loosey-goosey...I usually don't measure anything so I had to approximate the measurements. But the nice thing about this recipe is, it is hard to mess it up. I have made a variety of peanut chicken sauces and this is the healthiest version with the best taste that I have been able to come up with thus far. So try it out and let me know what you think!