Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thai-Style Honey Peanut Chicken




From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a quick meal that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. While it may not light your fire, it will quench your hunger and leave folks at your table happy to have tried and survived something new. I chose this version of peanut chicken because it's easy, inexpensive and all the ingredients needed to prepare it can be found in your neighborhood grocery store. I've made very minor changes to the original recipe that was, as nearly as I can tell, first posted by spygirl, at The Tasty Kitchen. Pam Anderson and her daughters, who together blog at Three Many Cooks, have included a tutorial that you might also enjoy. I don't marinate the chicken and I've increased the amount of peanut butter that's used to make it. I've also used chicken thighs because I think they stay moister than breasts which can dry and toughen quickly. This is not a dish that will appeal to younger children. The heat from the chili paste and curry powder will lead to locked-lip syndrome despite the fact that it is very mild. You can, by the by, eliminate the sriracha. I think it would be a mistake because it adds wonderful flavor to the chicken, but it's done all the time. I like to serve this with cilantro or scallion rice. It can be table ready in 30 minutes and that makes it great weeknight fare. Here's the recipe.

Thai-Style Honey Peanut Chicken...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by a recipe originally developed by spygirl

Ingredients:
1/2 cups soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons Sriracha or other Asian-style hot chili sauce
6 to 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, each cut into 4 chunks

Directions:

1) Add soy sauce, honey, lime juice, garlic, peanut butter, curry powder and sriracha to a large skillet. Bring to a simmer, stirring until mixture is smooth.
2) Add chicken, turning to coat all sides with sauce. Cook chicken in simmering liquid for 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is done. Transfer to a bowl.
3) Boil liquid in pan until it begins to thicken and syrup bubbles form. Return chicken to pan, turning to coat pieces in sauce. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro if desired. Serve with steamed rice. Yield: 4 servings.

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Thai Chicken Peanut Panini - The Sweet's Life
Thai Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker) - The Cottage Kitchen
Thai Chicken Burgers - Cook, Eat and Relax
Spicy Thai Chicken Saute - Vazhayila
Thai Peanut Quesadillas - Barbara Bakes
Thai Chicken Curry Wraps - Jenn Cuisine
Thai Chicken Mole - Closet Cooking
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Thai Chicken Red Curry - Deb Cooks

54 comments:

SKIP TO MALOU said...

This dish makes me think that it's very similar to a chicken satay. I like dishes with peanut flavor...this I could easily try because the ingredients are staples in my pantry.

thanks Mary!
Malou

muppy said...

This looks really yummy!

Priya said...

Slurp, truly addictive dish..yummm!

Marcellina said...

Yep, copied it already! Thanks for another mid week meal idea! Luckily my teenagers love hot, spicy food

Jay said...

yyummmmmmmmmm....looks perfect..
Tasty Appetite

Ana Rita said...

Hi Mary,

And another perfect dish ....It looks wonderfull!

Kisses,
Rita

I'm glad you liked the yesterday post at my blog...

FOODESSA said...

Asian dishes, are what I crave most when seeking out an eatery when I find myself wanting a break from my kitchen.
Now, with a recipe like this one Mary...you lured me back into the lab ;o)
The honey, soy sauce and PB are what attracted my taste buds on this one. I shall limit the chili sauce to a bare minumum...and it'll be a dish I will make for sure ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mary, I think this will go on the table tonight!! Thank you so much. Blessings ~ Tanna

Joy said...

I think it might light my fire! What a wonderful recipe!

Rita said...

We love Tai food and this recipe sounds and looks perfect. Great photo Mary!
Rita

Cooking Creation said...

I'm always looking for yummy meals for busy week nights. This one will definitely be added in to the mix! I'll have to leave out the chili sauce for my little one, though. Thank you! :)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

This one is so up my alley! Looks fantastic! Love all those flavors.

StephenC said...

I'm inspired to try this using a Cornish game hen, split down the backbone and flattened. (I just happen to have one in my fridge even as we speak.)

Suman Singh said...

Looks really delicious!
Thanks for the recipe.

Clint said...

Looks very uniquely different. This is a peanut dish I could love.

Jenn said...

Eliminate the Sriracha? We don't know those words in this house :) Wow, Mary, this looks incredible..I love all these flavors together. Can't wait to try this.

Harika's Kitchen said...

Really new dish. It is yummy and creative too.

Elaine said...

My family really enjoys Thai food and this recipe looks like a really good one to try at home. Plus, I think I have all the ingredients except for the chili sauce.

Katerina said...

This dish has all the right ingredients to become a hit in my family even my picky son would eat this gladly!

Candace said...

I can only imagine how wonderful this tastes! We love sriracha and anything peanut'y. :)

Thanks Mary!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious recipe and your pics are superb...

Design Wine and Dine said...

I agree - a mistake to leave out the sriracha FOR SURE! I call it red gold!!!!

I love all the flavors and the crunch from the peanuts in the dish! I would take a HUGE helping for sure! Thanks Mary! :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Love all the flavors in this recipe and how quick it comes together. Thanks for the link love!

lena said...

i never had this before but this sounds really good with peanut sauce.

Virginia said...

Oh dear, I'm going to get into trouble here! :) My daughter has done some catering etc. I am sending this to her asap!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments Mary!
V

Flourchild said...

Im always looking for some new fun recipes..Im so glad you visited my blog so I can explore yours!!!
I love the sound of this dish! It looks amazing!
Thank you for your kind words on my blog!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Love Thai food! A must try recipe, thanks for sharing :) You must be a great peanut butter fan - it looks like a staple ingredient here :D

Elin said...

Mary... I can see you love asian food :) this is a nice thai style chicken...yummy !

PeggyR said...

Another tastey sounding recipe!

St├ęphanie said...

So yummy !
And thank you so much for your adorable comment !

Ah Tze said...

This is interesting, it sounds delicious to have peanut and chicken!

Joanne said...

Given my intense love of all things peanut butter and Thai, there is no doubt that I need this in my life. With full force spices!

Ginny said...

May not appeal to children, but I bet our Anne Marie would love it. She is Chinese,and loves most Chinese food!! It is her favorite.

tatabonita (y-rahmasari) said...

I can imagine that it tastes really good from the spice combination used ^^

That Girl said...

I'm seeing all these beautiful Asian dishes today, and its really making me regret my Italian inspired lunch I brought.

Papazauta said...

Dear Mary,
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I really do appreciate it!
This chicken sounds fantastic by the way. I have never tried chicken and peanut butter, but all the flavors in this dish has caught my interest! It looks scrumptious.

xx,
Tammy

Gen said...

Thank you so much for the very nice comment on my blog and I hope to hear from you soon!
I like your peanut recipes, I'll come back soon ^^

Big Dude said...

I've just got to try one of these dishes made with peanut butter.

Barbara said...

Love those Thai flavors, Mary. And the dish is very photogenic on the dark plate...making the chicken look even richer.

Julia @ DimpleArts said...

This dish does seem to be very simple to make. Something to keep in mind for our weeknight dinners:) Thank you for sharing!

yummychunklet said...

I'm definitely making this when I buy chicken later this week! Great recipe and post!

Angie's Recipes said...

I love dishes prepared with peanut butter. This looks fabulous.

pigpigscorner said...

Love all the ingredients in this, bookmarked!

Wendy Irene said...

I have never tried Sriracha, but I love hot spice so it has really intrigued me! This meal looks wonderful!

David said...

Mary, I'm not much into healthy eating...although I should be. The Thai-Style Honey Peanut Chicken looks and sounds great...lots of satisfying flavors going on! I'd be very happy with this meal. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Catherine said...

Dear Mary, I love making up my own Asian style food...this sounds great. It is so much healthier than take-out and besides, who can afford take-out. I know I would love this meal...Blessings, Catherine xox

bikim said...

hummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!
delicious!
gorgeous photos!
happy night, :)
Rosa

Ryan said...

This sounds wonderful and has so many of my favorite ingredients- lime, sriracha, peanut butter. Great idea for a weeknight dish! Yum!

Sprinzette @ Ginger and Almonds said...

Oooh, delish. Just what I could eat right now.

The Food Hound said...

Love all these flavors!! It's a lot like satay, one of my faves!!

Julie said...

I love this kind of chicken and what's better than a 30 minute dinner!

High Plains Drifters said...

Looks like something that should take much longer to prepare. Like you said, a great weeknight dinner dish. Cheers!

My Little Space said...

Ooo...this sounds simply amazing. Going to try this out soon. Real soon! Thanks for sharing it.
Kristy

Elaine said...

Hi, Mary. I made this tonight for dinner and we enjoyed it so much. My daughter really loved it and my husband added some spicy salsa that a friend of ours made and he was one happy camper. I am also going to send the recipe to my son because I know he will enjoy making this while at school. Thank you!

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