17 January 2010

Weekend Recipe Blogging: Peanut Chicken

Another easy, cheap, delicious, and filling recipe. This one is pretty packed with protein for those of you who are, like me, trying to build some muscle.

You'll need:

some olive oil
about one pound of chicken breasts or thighs, boneless or de-boned, cut up into chunks
1 onion
about a handful of mushrooms, sliced
bell peppers: 1-2 green and/or red, diced
about 1 head of brocolli, sliced up into florets
3/4 c chicken stock
1 small can of diced tomatoes
1/2 to 1 c creamy peanut butter
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes

Saute the chicken in the olive oil--don't worry about completely cooking yet, but make sure it's white. Go ahead and throw in your onions, peppers, mushrooms, and spices. Cook until onions are clear. Throw in the brocolli and cook it for just a little bit.

Now it's liquid time. Pour in your tomatoes and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the chicken is already cooked. Now it's time to finish the sauce. Stir in your peanut butter a little bit at a time until you get a consistency that you like.

I'm not sure if this is more of an Asian-style or African-style dish. All I know is that it's awesome.

I think you could probably replace the peanut butter with another kind of nut butter here, too, if you wanted.

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