Peanut Butter Chicken

I used to love eating out. As my waistline grew, my pocketbook decreased. There did come a point where I learned the truths about the many hidden ingredients used. It was so hard for me to go out and enjoy food anymore. All I could see was carbs, carbs and more carbs. *lips quivering* But I missed all the yummy foods. Oh wait. *slaps forehead* I know how to cook!

This is one of the favorites in this family. If you ask my son, he will tell you everything I make is his favorite. Can't tell if he is sweet or smart... *wink*

2 Tablespoons  peanut butter (either creamy or crunchy)
1 tablespoon  soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon  garam masala (curry blend spice)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (personal favorite is Pampered Chef's blend)
1 can coconut milk

Mix above ingredients, set aside.

Main dish:
2 chicken breast cubed (and/or dark meat)
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 onion sliced or cubed
garlic (I use a full head)
Small head of cauliflower sliced
1/2  pound  fresh spinach
1 bunch fresh basil (approx. 2 big handfuls)
salt (optional)

On medium high temp, cook chicken in a little olive oil. When no longer pink, add garam masala, salt, onions and garlic. Let cook in same temp heat for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Add cauliflower slices, cook for an additional 10 mins.

Turn heat down to medium, add peanut sauce. When it starts to bubble, turn down to simmer. Let simmer for 15 mins. Add spinach and basil, mix well. Let simmer for 5 more mins.

Serve over basmati rice. Or for those carb conscious, can eat without rice or serve over a fresh bed of sliced cabbage.

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy.

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1 comment:

  1. Wanted to share that a friend of mine used the peanut sauce on fish. He said it was fabulous! :)