Easy Thai Chicken Stir-Fry With Peanut Sauce

"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."
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  • 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.
  • FYI: At this point the thick peanut sauce makes a great dipping sauce!
  • Stir chicken broth into peanut sauce; cook in microwave oven about 45 seconds or just until bubbly around edges; stir and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Turn onto serving plate(s) and serve immediately garnished with sliced green onions and chopped peanuts.

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  1. Kari D.
    OMG I was looking for something healthy to eat and came across this page. I love peanuts in any dish so I gave this a try. I followed the instructions exactly using the healthiest options of each ingredient. And wow when I say this was amazing that dish is a simple and sexy masterpiece. #weightlosstastegreat
  2. Scott P.
    Loved it and I'm going to make it again tonight. I didn't change a thing and didn't see a need to.
  3. CassandraStirling
    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).
  4. Maddaxx
    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.


  1. CassandraStirling
    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).


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