I much prefer homemade meals to take out- as do you, I’m sure.  It’s healthier and less expensive.  But sometimes I’m so busy with work that I don’t have the time to cook a complicated dinner. (sometimes is actually an almost always) One day I was playing around with ingredients I had on hand and came up with this dish.  I LOVE it.  It’s easy, healthy, quick and delicious.  Plus, if I happen to have all the ingredients on hand in the morning I can throw them into the slow cooker and rice cooker and dinner is done when I get home.  Win-win!

Spicy peanut thai chicken with coconut rice
Spicy peanut thai chicken with coconut rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spicy Peanut Thai Chicken with Coconut Rice:

 

Ingredients:

  • boneless skinless chicken thighs (I cook 5 for the hubs and I)
  • 1/4 C. Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 C. Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha (more if you like spicy)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • juice from one lime
  • kale salad in a bag
  • jasmine rice
  • coconut milk
  • chicken broth
  • lime juice

Directions:

  • Add peanut butter, chili sauce, sriracha, honey, fish sauce and lime into a medium sized saucepan. Stir. Add chicken, turn stovetop to medium and cover.  Let cook for 20-30 min, stirring occasionally.  Remove chicken, shred. Let sauce simmer uncovered for 5 min over med-low heat until thickened.  Add shredded chicken back to thickened sauce. 
  • Meanwhile, add rice, coconut milk, chicken broth and lime juice to a rice cooker or saucepan following the normal rice to liquid ratio and cook until done.  
  • As soon as rice is done cooking add a cup or two of the kale salad to the rice and cover.  Let sit for 3-5 minutes, or until the kale is bright green and softened. Mix the rice and kale together. 

To serve, dish the rice & kale mixture onto a plate and spoon the shredded chicken and sauce on top.  Garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro if you like.  Enjoy!