Peanut Sauced Sesame Chicken

Friday, 31 July 2015

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I just adore this chicken dish, which is really quick and simple to make and oh so delicious!  I just love peanut butter and the sauce in this is moreishly peanutty . . . I absolutely love it.

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You can use smooth or chunky peanut butter as well.  The recipe does call for smooth, but I often like to use the chunky one for more texture.

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Not only is this delicious, but it is really REALLY quick to make which makes it perfect for an easy weeknight supper.

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It's as simple and quick as cutting some chicken breasts into cubes and stir frying them, along with some sesame seeds  . . .

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Whisking together the sauce ingredients . . . and then stirring them into the cooked chicken and cooking until the sauce thickens and glazes and flavours every bit.  Some colour and texture is added with some chopped spring onions.   Delicious, I guarantee!  You can seriously have this on the table in less than about 20 minutes.

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*Peanut Sauced Sesame Chicken*
Serves 4
This is so delicious and I ike to think it's quite good for you also!  Sesame, chicken and peanut are a trinity of great taste! 

210g of basamati rice (1 cup)
2 TBS smooth creamy peanut butter
60ml of liquid honey (1/4 cup)
180ml of chicken broth (3/4 cup)
2 TBS light soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
1 TBS cornflour (cornstarch)
cooking spray
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
1 TBS sesame seeds
2 spring onions, sliced

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Cook the rice according to package directions and keep warm.

Whisk together the peanut butter, honey, broth, soy sauce, ginger, cayenne, garlic and cornstarch.  Set aside.

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Spray a large nonstick skillet with some cooking spray.   Add the chicken and stiry fry over high heat until the chicken is cooked through and starting to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. 

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Add the sesame seeds and cook for a further 30 seconds.   Reduce the heat to medium and pour in the peanut sauce and spring onions.   Cook stirring until the mixture thickens.  Serve over the cooked rice.


  1. I like the look of this recipe and I'm making it for dinner tomorrow night, as it's my husband's birthday and he wants something different. He loves peanut butter and chicken so it should go down well. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. You're welcome Karen! Happy Birthday to your husband! I hope he enjoys this!

  3. It's really yummy Monique! Xoxo

  4. I have n old, more time consuming version that our family loves, so am definitely trying your version.

  5. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do Ruth! xoxo


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