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Spicy Peanut Chicken

I am always on the lookout for quick and easy week night meals, and although at first glance this recipe may look complex, it’s actually super easy and you might even have most of the ingredients on hand. Chicken breast is transformed into spicy peanutty goodness with a quick sauce of sesame oil, lime juice, peanut butter, soy sauce, and ginger. Then it is quickly cooked along with your favorite veggies and tossed in the sauce. Easy peasy. Dinner in under 20 minutes.

Peanut Noodles with Chicken
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
Nutritional Info: 222 calories, 5.5g of fat, 15.3g of carbohydrates, 4g of fiber, 30.6g of protein, Sugars: 6.7g
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup PB2 ( or Better’n Peanut Butter or reduced fat creamy peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp. honey or agave (can be left out or use Stevia for low carb)
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp – 1/4 cup of Asian chile garlic paste (or to taste)
  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup shelled edamame

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the PB2 (or peanut butter), soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, honey, lime juice, and chile garlic sauce to create the peanut dressing.
  2. Add sesame oil to a skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add a touch of cooking spray to the skillet (just to make sure nothing sticks since we aren’t using a lot of oil) and cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the red onion, red pepper, broccoli, carrots, and edamame. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup water and cover. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender Drain any remaining water, although it should evaporate.
  4. Add back the chicken along with the sauce. Toss everything together and let warm for 2-3 minutes.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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5 Response to Spicy Peanut Chicken

  1. Jessi on March 6, 2014

    What happened to Weight Loss Wednesday? Haven’t seen one in awhile.

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    • Kristen on March 6, 2014

      Looking for some more folks to share their stories! Hoping to be back up next week :)

      Reply
  2. aquerro on March 6, 2014

    I just joined your site, and love what I’m seeing. I have one question about PB2. I bought myself a jar a while ago, but when it’s listed in a recipe, is it the straight powder? Or is it made into a butter spread first? Thank you!

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    • Kristen on March 6, 2014

      In this recipe I made it into the peanut butter first and then used it.

      Reply
      • aquerro on March 7, 2014

        Thank you!

        Reply

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