Peanut Chicken(Or Beef) Bowl

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 6 ounces oriental-flavor instant ramen noodles
  • 3 cups mixed vegetables, cut bite size (broccoli, sweet pepper strips, snow peas, sliced carrots, squash, etc.)
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 14 cup peanut butter (or cashew)
  • 14 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 14-12 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped chopped (ground or whole) or 2 cups cooked beef, chopped (ground or whole)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, sliced and drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 14 cup chopped peanuts (or other nuts, like cashews)
  • 14 cup sliced green onion

Directions

  1. Set aside 1 seasoning packet from noodles to use in recipe; save remaining packet for another use.
  2. In a large saucepan bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Break up noodles slightly and add to water along with cut up vegetables. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Drain and return to saucepan.
  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan whisk together the 1 1/4 cups water, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, crushed red pepper, and seasoning packet. Stir until smooth. Cook, stirring for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add chicken or beef, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots to the sauce; heat through. Add to the nooodle mix in saucepan.
  5. Toss to combine.
  6. Top with peanuts or cashews and green onions. Serve.