Thai food made easy is my jam.
I love whipping together fast, uncomplicated meals with otherworldly flair.
The name of the game is fresh, flavorful, and speedy quick!
Simple chicken stir fry with tasty sauce? It don’t get much better than that!
I spotted a recipe for Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry in June’s Cooking Light and immediately went to the store for ingredients…the next morning…because I saw the recipe at 9pm and girl doesn’t leave the house past 8:35.
Because I’ve been craving a good peanut sauce lately, I tossed some coconut milk, fresh ginger, and creamy peanut butter into a blender and enjoyed the chicken doused in sauce.
You don’t necessarily need to make the sauce, but why wouldn’t you, my friends? Party on your tongue organ.
Go to your chicken and make it right now!
For the Peanut Sauce:
- 1/3 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted unsweetened creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon liquid aminos, or low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
For the Chicken Stir Fry:
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, cut into wedges
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 1 orange bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 1 Serrano chili, seeded and sliced
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons peanut sauce, recipe above
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- Add all of the ingredients for the ginger peanut sauce to a small blender and blend until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.
- Add the oil to a large skillet or walk and heat to medium-high. Add the onion and saute 2 minuntes, stirring frequently. Add the bell peppers and serrano and saute, stirring frequently for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken, garlic, and 3 tablespoons of the peanut sauce (reserve the rest for serving) and cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Stir in the fresh basil and salt. Taste for flavor and add more salt, soy sauce and/or peanut sauce to taste.
- Serve stir fry over rice with desired amount of ginger peanut sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 13gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 28g