This peanut sauce is everything!!!
It’s deliciously creamy, sweet with a little bit of spice, and seriously scrumptious in tons of different recipes!
I originally made the sauce back in April 2012 as part of a recipe for PB&J Chicken Skewers. Since then, I’ve added it to Thai Peanut Pulled Pork Roti Bread Pizzas, Thai Peanut Vegetable Pasta and Thai Peanut Chicken Pot Stickers.
Today, I’m adding it to a quick and easy stir fry recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners in a rush!
The sauce is so easy to make. Literally toss everything in a blender or food processor and it’s ready to go! Use a cup of the sauce for this stir fry, then try out other recipes featuring the sauce for multiple meals throughout the week!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup onion (thinly sliced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp fresh ginger (minced)
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (thinly sliced)
- 4 oz rice noodles
- 1 cup Thai peanut sauce (recipe below)
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
- 1 tbsp peanuts (chopped)
Thai Peanut Sauce (makes 3 cups)
- 1 ½ cups coconut milk
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup Thai red curry paste
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
Add all of the Thai peanut sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor, blend until smooth and creamy, then set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove.
While waiting for the water to boil, heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
Add the onion, saute 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and ginger, saute for an additional 1-2 minutes, then add the chicken.
Saute until the chicken is cooked through, 4-5 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, add the rice noodles to the boiling water, cook 4-5 minutes, drain, rinse in cold water, then add to the chicken with 1 cup of peanut sauce.
Mix everything together, saute for an additional 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and top with chopped cilantro and peanuts.
Easy as that, in 20 minutes, dinner is on the table!
Check out all of the quick and easy recipes on the blog for tons of simple weeknight dinner ideas!
♦ Gluten Free Option: Use gluten-free soy sauce in the peanut sauce to make this recipe gluten-free.
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