Wednesday, January 05, 2005

I cooked something yummy

I was so proud of myself. I got home at 5:45 the other night and by 6:15 I had a beautiful, gourmet-looking, faux-Thai dinner on the table, invented out of my own brain. Here's what I did.

Chicken with Peanut Sauce over Flat Noodles

Thaw in microwave:
1/2 lb chicken breast tenders

Bring water to boil to cook:
1 pkg egg noodles (that's the part that is really not authentic Thai but it's what I had around!)

Use fabulous new chef's knife (which I got from my mother-in-law for Christmas) on:
4 green onions, white and green parts, cut in matchsticks
1 small bell pepper, diced
12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 c frozen petite peas

Whisk together: 1/4 c crunchy peanut butter (I use a natural kind with no added sugar; I think it's better)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 small spicy pepper, such as serrano, minced
1 inch fresh ginger, minced, or 1 tsp dried ginger

Dice chicken and marinate with:
1 tbsp lemon juice
sprinkle of salt

Heat 1 tsp vegetable oil in skillet or wok on high heat. Stir fry chicken until no pink parts remain. Add green pepper; stir and cook 30 seconds. Add other veggies and peanut sauce. Heat through; veggies should all be tender-crisp. Serve over noodles.

My kids did not like the chicken & sauce but nuts to them. They had plain buttered noodles and loved it, and all the more good stuff for DH and me.

1 comment:

liltreefrog said...

Oh, that sounds yummy! I've been trying to cook more interesting things lately - My DH bought me a book called The Dinner Doctor and it is GREAT! It has good recipes that uses pre-cooked things or mixes but then you add to it. I just realized I made chicken nuggets, fishsticks, pizza, over and over so I'm trying to mix it up a little this year.