Easy Thai Chicken Stir Fry

We’ve discussed at length how I feel about peanut butter, so I won’t repeat myself for the billionth time.

But Thai food?  How have I never gotten around to talking about Thai food?!

Because this chick diiiies for Thai food.

DIES.

<cue dramatic soap opera music>

Thai is a diverse cuisine, so trust that I know I’m kinda pigeon holing it into just my favorite dishes.  But for me, Thai food is all about spice, peanut butter, garlic, and caaarbs.  My staple order is Summer rolls with hoisin sauce + Chicken Pad Thai with a side of sweet chili, and if you’ve never had this combo before please address that immediately – You’ll seriously wonder how you ever lived without it.

Clearly this barely scratches the surface of everything Thai has to offer, but I can’t help myself.  You guys do this too, right?  You browse the menu of your favorite takeout place vowing to try something “new”, then after 20 minutes of hemming and hawing over how DIFFICULT life is, you go back to your good ole’ reliables.  And the worst part is, you know the one time you actually get the nerve to try something new, it never lives up to your favorite dish.

Like, “(insert new order) was okayyy, but (insert staple order you should never. ever. neverrrrr not order again) is really what I’m craving”.

<insert sad face>

So in an effort to branch out without actually, ya know, branching out, I decided to skip the ordering and make my own Thai dish instead.  And I figured if I’m gonna make Thai myself, I’m gonna make it extra easy, because patience and I aren’t on very good terms.  So I bought some pre-cooked chicken breasts (you can used leftover chicken, too), a frozen veggie stir fry, and threw in a bunch of Thai-inspired flavors.  What I got was a delicious dinner that’s ready in 20 minutes, is totally healthy, and is 100% regret free.

Because nothing is more traumatic than food regret.

The key ingredient here is the Peanut Butter & Co. Crunch Time PB, which is by far the best crunchy PB I’ve ever had.  It’s like extra, extra, crunchy, so texture freaks – this one’s for you.  You could of course always use a regular PB, or something fancy like The Heat Is On, so feel free to experiment.  And finally, to fill out my dinner I whipped up some basmati rice, but tofu or rice noodles would work great too.

Basically you can’t go wrong here, so just do your thang, sista.

<standing ovation – the end>

Easy Thai Chicken Stir Fry

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Pre-Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 1 bag Frozen Peppers & Onions (I used Bird's Eye)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Crunch Time PB
  • 1/3 cup Sweet Chili Sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
  • 2 tbsps Chicken Broth or Water
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp Crushed or Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt & Coarse Black Peppercorn - approx.
  • Sesame seeds and Scallions to garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place chicken in large bowl.  Melt peanut butter in microwave for ~30 seconds, then pour over chicken and combine well.  Next, stir in 1 tsp sesame oil, soy sauce, chicken broth (or water), worcestershire, garlic, and salt & pepper, mixing all ingredients thoroughly.  Cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. When ready to cook, in large skillet heat peppers and onions in remaining 2 tsps sesame oil over a medium-high flame until soft.  Next, add in chicken and saute until warm for ~5 minutes, then immediately plate, serving over rice and garnishing with sesame seeds and scallions if desired.

>> Marinating time is optional, but chicken will retain the most flavor if you allow for at least an hour of marinating.

 

thai = <3

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23 Responses to “Easy Thai Chicken Stir Fry”

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    dani — January 16, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    That looks amaze Chris! Xo

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    • Christine replied: — January 16th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

      thanks love xx

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — January 16, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    I really like how easy this is to put together! Weeknight win!

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    • Christine replied: — January 16th, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

      you got it! perfect for any busy evening :)

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    Christina Heggins — January 16, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    Hmmmm, and YES, i’ll have some :) Thai has to be on the top of my list when it comes to international cuisine!

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    • Christine replied: — January 17th, 2014 @ 10:21 am

      it’s just sooo good! I’m glad you share my need for it lol

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — January 16, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

    I am in LOVE with Thai food recently. My go-to order is Pad See Ew. If you’ve never had it before, you need to try it! And coconut rice… love coconut rice. And the place by me does this dessert of sticky black rice with a thai custard. Oh. my. gosh. I want Thai food right now! This stir fry looks great, by the way! YUM!

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    • Christine replied: — January 17th, 2014 @ 10:26 am

      Well I love Pad Gra Pow, so a little See Ew seems like a good choice for next time! and honestly I think I could eat coconut rice everyday, it’s just so addicting!! thanks for stopping by Chris :)

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — January 18, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    Your posts crack me up, girl hahaha.
    I love Thai stuff, and I wish this salad was tomorrow’s luch oh well. It looks awesome!

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    • Christine replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 10:02 am

      lol thanks Consuelo!!

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — January 18, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

    Oh girl, I’m a self acclaimed Italian lover aficionado. But I know that really means lasagne, pasta and pizza. I went to a GENUINE Italian restaurant the other day in NY and was BLOWN away by the other real options! How have I never tried Thai? I need to do that now! This looks delicious!!

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    • Christine replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 10:09 am

      girrrl you know Italian food is my #1!!!! So exciting about you first authentic NY experience – it’s life changing, I know!! And umm yes get on the Thai wagon immediately!! you won’t be disappointed :)

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — January 18, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    I LOVE stir fries. So good. And I’ve never tried the combo so summer rolls with hoisin sauce is on my to try list now! :)

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    • Christine replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 10:26 am

      summer rolls are the best!! so guilt free yet filling – def give them a try!

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    Trisha — January 21, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    ahh, haven’t eaten yet today and this LOOK SO GOOD! stomach is rumbling! x

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    • Christine replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 10:35 am

      thanks Trisha!

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — January 21, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    Oh my gosh, I order the same thing over and over at restaurants too! It’s so bad. I need to branch out more. One time, my husband and I went out to a semi-fancy semi-hipster restaurant in Seattle and couldn’t decide what to get, so we told the waitress to surprise us and order us whatever she thinks we should try. It was so fun! Great way to try new things. Exciting too, seeing what was brought out. I should do that again.

    This thai chicken stir-fry = amazing! I love thai food, but love making it myself even more because I can control the heat. I can’t handle spicy food too well. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for commenting on my blog because now I’ve found your blog : )

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    • Christine replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

      what a great idea Natalie!! I’ve never done that before and that is an awesome suggestion, I am SO asking the waitress to order for me the next time I’m in a new restaurant – so creative! and thanks so much for coming by, I love your blog and it’s always great to meet new foodies in the community :)

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    Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite — January 21, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    You always win me over with these PB&Co meals, girl! I am OBSESSED with Thai food and this looks amazing. 20 min to make!? Oh how I love easy weeknight meals….

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    • Christine replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

      thanks Rachel!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — January 21, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    I loved reading this post, because I felt like I could hear you saying it. It makes me smile:) I know what you are talking about when ordering something new, even though you are craving the thing that you usually order. I do that and get so mad at myself for ordering the same thing. Lol!

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    • Christine replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

      thanks so much Katie, I really appreciate the compliment :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 28, 2014 @ 12:12 am

    I’ve already eaten dinner, but this post is making me hungry! Love that secret ingredient. Honestly, this is definitely a recipe to add to our dinner rotation. Thanks for sharing, girl!

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