Peanut Chicken Recipe
For grinding
  • Peanuts, roasted and unsalted- 1 cup
  • Water- ¾ cup
For cooking
  • Oil- 1½ tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped thin and long- 2 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped small- 3 cloves
  • Chicken breasts or thighs, diced- 3 breasts or 4 thighs
  • Sambal Oelek or chili paste - 1 tsp
  • Green Pepper, cubed thick- 1 large
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 3 tbsp
  • Coconut milk, thin- 1½ cups
  • Green onions, chopped- 1 stalk
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handful
  • Ground pepper- for more spice if needed
  • Salt- to taste
  1. In a blender, grind the peanuts along with water into a smooth constituency, keep aside.
  2. Heat a wok over medium heat, add oil, let it turn hot.
  3. Add ginger and garlic, saute till aromatic and golden in color.
  4. Add chicken, combine well.
  5. Add sambal oelek, combine to the chicken.
  6. Cover the wok and cook till the chicken has almost cooked.
  7. Add green peppers and cook till it has turned just tender, don't over cook it.
  8. Add the ground peanuts to the chicken, combine well.
  9. Add soy sauce and let cook for a few minutes.
  10. Now, add coconut milk and let come to a slight boil.
  11. If the sauce is too thick add little water to thin it down.
  12. Taste and add more salt if needed, add a few pinches of ground pepper or sambal oelek if you need it to be spicy.
  13. Add green onions and cilantro, combine well and cook for a few seconds.
  14. Remove the wok from the heat and keep covered for a few minutes.
  15. Serve with jasmin rice or plain rice or toss it with noodles.
Sambal Oelek is available in most Asian stores. It's very spicy, so don't add too much of it.
Instead of green peppers you can add other veggies too.
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