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Peanut Chicken with Rice would make a perfect entree for a Chinese Dinner at home. Tender pieces of chicken breast, mushrooms, peanuts, all smothered in a savory sauce over rice. Yum!
When it comes to themed dinners, I’ve been known to go a little crazy in the kitchen. Of course, my husband thinks it’s a bad kind of crazy, like insane, or completely wired. But it just makes sense, that if I’m going to the trouble of making one dish to serve my craving, (there are times when I majorly crave Chinese Food), I might as well make four or five dishes, and shoot, I might as well invite company to eat with us! You see how this works?
Usually, when I get in one of these moods, (which happens once or twice a year), I plan the dinner all out on paper, deciding what steps I can do ahead of time in an effort to save myself from that last-minute craziness. And it does help. But there’s no stopping it. It’s always crazy at the last minute. Especially when you’ve created this four-course dinner for 8 that includes Egg Drop Soup, Fried Egg Rolls, Crab Rangoon, Fried Rice and two main dishes–because not everyone may like Chicken and Peanuts! Oh, and dessert.
[Insert eye roll and hysterical laughter]. And inevitably after each one of these crazy marathon dinners, I tell myself that I really don’t need to go to such fuss. Just make one or two or three things. [Again, I’m laughing here, because I know how I am.]
So anyway, here’s a delicious recipe to make when you’re craving some Chinese food.
Ingredients Needed to Make Peanut Chicken with Rice
- peanut oil
- chicken breasts (4 of them)
- dark corn syrup
- low-sodium soy sauce
- red wine vinegar
- mince onion
- freshly grated ginger
- dry roasted peanuts
Prepping the Ingredients
First, prep your ingredients. Start with cutting the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
Next prepare your vegetables and seasonings. Slice the mushrooms. Mince the onions and garlic. Grate the fresh ginger.
At this time, you may go ahead and measure out your peanuts, too. Have everything close to the stove where you’ll be cooking, so it’s within reach and easy to get to. I like to use prep bowls, such as these Duralex Stackable Bowls, which make doing stir-fry so much easier.
Moving on to the Stir Fry
Once you have all the prep work done, it’s time to start cooking.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Cook the pieces of chicken, stirring frequently until browned.
Add the mushrooms and cook until tender, 2-3 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine corn syrup, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, onion, garlic, ginger and cornstarch. Whisk together until combined. (You may opt to have this already prepared during the prep time of this dish, but I have it listed here since you’ll have time to do it while the chicken and mushrooms are cooking.)
Pour the sauce over chicken and bring to a boil. Stir until it thickens, about 1-2 minutes. Add peanuts. Serve over rice. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
- 1/4 cup peanut oil
- 4 whole chicken breasts cut into 1" cubes
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons minced onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cups dry roasted peanuts
- First, prep your ingredients. Start with cutting the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
- Next prepare your vegetables and seasonings. Slice the mushrooms. Mince the onions and garlic. Grate the fresh ginger.At this time, you may go ahead and measure out your peanuts. You may also opt to measure out items from Step 5, as well.
- Once the prep work is done, it's time to cook. Begin by heating the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Cook chicken, stirring frequently until browned.
- Add mushrooms and cook until tender, 2-3 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine corn syrup, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, onion, garlic, ginger and cornstarch. Whisk together until combined.
- Pour sauce over chicken and bring to a boil. Stir until it thickens, about 1-2 minutes. Add peanuts. Serve over rice. Serves 4-6.
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