Easy Thai Chicken Stir-Fry With Peanut Sauce

Total Time
20mins
Prep 12 mins
Cook 8 mins

Chicken, veggies, and rice noodles stir-fried in a yummy peanut sauce -- Quick, easy, and oh so tasty!! This is a great dish created for and almost entered in the RSC #9 contest. I guess it is the one that got away.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk soy sauce and brown sugar together until dissolved then add gradually to peanut butter; stir until smooth; stir in ginger, sesame oil, chili oil, and rice vinegar; blend well.
  2. FYI: At this point the thick peanut sauce makes a great dipping sauce!
  3. Stir chicken broth into peanut sauce; cook in microwave oven about 45 seconds or just until bubbly around edges; stir and set aside.
  4. Bring a large saucepan containing 5-6 cups water to a boil; remove pan from heat and add rice noodles; soak noodles in hot water for 3-5 minutes until they are cooked but still al denté firm; rinse noodles under cold water; drain and set aside; if your noodles are very long you may want to chop them into a more manageable length.
  5. Meanwhile, peel carrots then slice them with a diagonal cut into pieces about 1/8" thick and 2" long; par boil or steam carrots slices together with frozen broccoli cuts for about 3 minutes or until carrots are barely crisp-tender and broccoli is no longer frozen; remove from heat and rinse under cold water; trim down any oversized pieces of broccoli; set aside.
  6. Add peanut oil and sesame oil to a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat; heat until oil is almost smoking; add chicken to skillet and sauté 1 1/2 minutes or until the chicken is not quite done; add mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli to skillet; sauté another 1 1/2 minutes; add peanut sauce and toss about 30 seconds until chicken and veggies are evenly coated with sauce; add rice noodles; cook and toss for 1 minute until heated through.
  7. Turn onto serving plate(s) and serve immediately garnished with sliced green onions and chopped peanuts.
Most Helpful

Loved it and I'm going to make it again tonight. I didn't change a thing and didn't see a need to.

Scott P. June 04, 2015

Tasty, but needs a little more variety. Baby corn, red peppers, something.... The sauce is amazing though. I substituted the peanut oil and sesame oil for olive oil (I was working on a budget).

CassandraStirling May 25, 2014

Excellent! very easy to prepare and the sauce is delicious. Since I didn't have broccoli on hand, I substituted with frozen snow peas. All the flavors blended in so well together.

Maddaxx May 19, 2009