Today I am sharing a dish I whipped up for a recent asian themed potluck dinner. After all the american fare with the Fourth of July celebrations, our bible study went with oriental cuisine. I took it a step further and challenged myself to use all Aldi ingredients for a budget friendly, tasty and healthy Peanut Chicken Recipe. The only ingredient not from Aldi was the cucumber, which came from the garden, but you can get them there too! This dish was a big hit with my family and with the group. I am guessing it will be with yours too!
1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
1 lime, juiced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Hot sauce
3 tablespoons 2% Milk
1 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 cup hot water
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Chicken Breasts, sliced into strips
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
1 large carrot, chopped
1 red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 yellow pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 Cup Sweet Peas
1 cucumber, cut into 1/16-inch strips
In a small saucepan, whisk peanut butter, lime juice, 1 clove minced garlic, hot sauce, milk, honey, soy sauce, cinnamon and crushed red pepper. Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil.
Slowly add water until desired consistency. Set aside.
In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil, add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Add remaining oil, 2 cloves garlic, broccoli, carrot, peppers and onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add peas and cook for a couple of minutes more.
Add prepared peanut sauce to the skillet with chicken and vegetables.
Add cucumber, toss to coat.
Sprinkle with peanuts.
Serve over rice or noodles.