Chicken Peanut SatayPosted: September 9, 2013
I’ve had an excellent summer of new food discoveries. One of them being that Elaine Wilson of Food You Can Cook had created a plethora of new sauces and spices for my culinary adventures. I made this discovery while perusing the booths at the French Quarter’s Farmer’s Market one Sunday afternoon. Well, of course I got a little excited and got a whole bunch of new sauces and spice mixes to try.
Elaine’s Thai Satay Peanut Sauce was heavenly. Sweet, spice and nutty. It was a great base for a stir fry.
I chopped up some veggies (peppers, onions and yellow zucchini).
Then I chopped up some chicken breast into bite sized pieces and browned them before popping in the veggies. When everything’s mostly cooked, add the sauce. One thing I find with Elaine’s sauces is that if you apply too much heat, or cook them too long with veggies, they tend to get a little watery or “break” and loose a bit of their flavour. There’s a simple way to avoid this – only add the sauce at the end, when everything is mostly cooked. You’ve got to treat her sauces with the respect they deserve if you want them to love you back. 🙂
I served the tasty mix on a bed of Jasmine rice, for a Thai feast fit for foodie adventurer. If you have any leftovers, it makes for a great topping for a flat bread pizza. Just add a little bit of smoked cheese on top, and broil on high for 5 mins and voila! Tasty Chicken Peanut Satay Pizza.
Awesome Chicken Peanut Satay
You will need:
1 jar of Peanut Satay sauce from Elaine Wilson’s Food You Can Cook
1 red bell pepper
1 medium onion
1 medium sized yellow zucchini
3 chicken breasts
1 cup Jasmine rice
Or, if making flat bread:
1 flat bread
1 cup aged white cheddar
Begin cooking rice according to package instructions. Chop chicken into bite sized pieces and brown in a saucepan. Dice veggies and add to chicken. Once veggies are cooked almost all the way (cooked, but still a little crunchy), add sauce. Heat till warm. Serve on top of rice.
If you have leftovers, pile on top of a flat bread, top with cheese and broil for 5 min on high in the oven. Enjoy. A lot!