Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges

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It’s been a lovely day today, full of sunshine but still quite cold – the Tararua Ranges had snow on their tops! So for dinner I wanted something that was fast to cook, a full meal, full of veges, and has a delicious sauce.  This takes 25 minutes not counting prep time (which is about 10 minutes).

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges served

I got a couple of chicken breasts from the freezer, and then I saw this pouch of Malaysian Peanut Sauce that I bought the other day. It was only $3 as it was reduced to clear (in the chilled food section of a local supermarket). Normally, if I was going to make a satay sauce, I would make it from scratch (super easy too).

So here it is: Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Vegetables on Brown Rice.

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges ingreds

1 onion, peeled and sliced.

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges onions

2 sliced chicken breasts (or 1 large one), marinate in the juice of 1 lemon (or lime) and a teaspoon of minced ginger, while you prepare the rest of the ingredients

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges marinating chicken

2 carrots, peeled halved and sliced on an angle

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges carrots

1/2 head of broccoli, cut into florets with long stems (I also peel the stalks and cut into 1 inch long x 1/2 inch pieces)

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges broccoli

1/4 head of cabbage, sliced thinly

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges cabbage

1 pouch of Malaysian Peanut sauce

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges sauce

(or make a satay sauce from the following: –

1/2 C super crunchy peanut butter

1/2 – 1 C boiling water (start with the smaller amount and add more (a little at a time) if too thick

juice of lime or lemon

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced ginger

3 T (or to taste) soy sauce

pinch of chilli flakes (if you like some bite to it) or 2 good slugs of sweet chilli sauce –

Mix well until all combined)

 

Cook your rice in the rice cooker first, because the rice will take about the same length of time.

Heat some oil in a deep frypan until very hot (but not smoking).  Add onion and cook quickly then add the marinating chicken.

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges onions and chicken

Stir fry until the chicken is nearly cooked through.  Add the carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring all the time (to stop them from catching and burning).

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges adding carrots

Add the broccoli and mix well.  When the broccoli is almost half cooked, add the sauce (either pouch or homemade).

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges adding sauce

Mix very well, then add the sliced cabbage over the top and gently turn in the sauce and other veges until well mixed.

Malaysian Peanut Chicken and Veges adding cabbage

Serve over the cooked rice.

 

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