Happy Monday, guys! I am so excited to share this healthy asian peanut chicken with you – it’s a quick & easy dinner that we have been LOVING lately. Not only is it super satisfying, but it’s also made with just 8 good-for-you ingredients and a sauce that I literally lick from the pan – anyone else feel that way around peanut sauce?! My fave!!
I love to use chicken tenderloins for this recipe, but when I shot it I didn’t have them on hand so I just used a pound of chicken breasts and cut them into chunks! A pound of whatever chicken you want will be great – tenderloins, breasts, thighs…I mean, you get the idea.
- ⅓ c natural-style peanut butter (doesn't matter if it's creamy or crunchy!)
- 2 T low-sodium organic tamari (I get this at Whole Foods - can be subbed with low-sodium soy sauce)
- ½ lime, juiced (~2 T)
- 2-3 T honey (depending on sweetness preference)
- 1 t coconut or toasted sesame oil
- 1 t minced garlic
- 1 t chili garlic sauce
- 1 T water (plus more, if needed, to thin)
- 1 lb chicken - I prefer tenderloins!
- avocado oil, for searing
- for serving: brown rice, chopped cilantro, green onions, lime wedges, peanuts
- In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Set aside.
- In a large skillet on medium high heat, add a little avocado oil to the pan. Sear chicken tenderloins for about 3 minutes on each side until cooked through. Turn the heat down to low and add the peanut sauce, stirring to coat.
- Serve over rice with freshly chopped cilantro and/or green onions, peanuts, and lime wedges