Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
No - it's not a fish recipe but this chicken does swim! This is another flavourful meal from Thai Cooking & More. I've slightly modified it. NOTE- peanut sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance to help save time
- 2 (10 ounce) packages fresh spinach
- 1 1⁄4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced crosswise into 1/2 inch wide strips
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika, I like the smoky style
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Set steamer basket in a large pot; add water to within 1/4 inch of bottom of basket.
- Bring water to a boil over high heat. Layer about1/4 of the spinach in basket; cover and steam 15 seconds. QUickly turn leaves over with tongs. Cover and steam 15 seconds more (or until leaves are bright green and barely wilted).
- Transfer spinach to colander. Repeat with remaining spinach. Lay spinach on serving platter or individual plates.
- Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add chicken to boiling water; remove saucepan from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
- Prepare Peanut Sauce.
- Peanut Sauce:.
- Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
- Reduce heat to medium. Add peanut butter, fish sauce, paprika, cayenne and red pepper flakes; stir until smooth. Slowly stir in coconut milk until well blended. (at this point, cause may be cooled, covered and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance).
- Stir sauce constantly over mdium heat until bubbling gently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Combine cornstarch and water in a small cup; stir into sauce. Cook and stir 1- to 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Stir in lime juice.
- Drain chicken; stir into hot Peanut sauce. Pour mixture over spinach. Top with chopped peanuts and reserved red chili pepper.
absolutely great recipe
My husband made this and we had some guests over. Everyone loved it from the kids to our guests! Delicious!