12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #9 Easy Thai Chicken

12 Days of Christmas Recipes: #9 Easy Thai Chicken

This is another surprisingly easy, fast, delicious dinner.  It might have a few ingredients you don't have in the cupboard, but it is so good, if you buy them you will want to make it often.

Ingredients:

  1 lb of chicken breasts cut into bite sized 1 in. pieces. These are easier to cut if you cut them in a slightly frozen state.  Not rock hard, just center still firm.  Or if you don’t like cutting raw chicken, use tenderloin strips also sold in a bag of frozen chicken.  And no, not the breaded ones, silly.

  •  ¼ c. soy sauce
  •  2 Tbl honey
  •  1 Tbl lime juice (in the plastic lime is fine and you can’t tell the difference, then you will have more for next time and you won’t have to buy another lime...I am not a food snob, can you tell?)
  •  1 clove of minced garlic or 1 tsp out of the jar
  •  1 Tbl peanut butter
  •  ½ tsp curry powder     (optional if you are starting to think…too many ingredients or … uh oh, I am not going to like this…come on, be brave! You can’t even tell…I know, I know, then why do you put it in? Because... that’s why.)

Mix ingredients and add chicken in a Tupperware with a lid to marinate the chicken.  Put in fridge. Go take a nap.

When you are ready to eat, pour into a hot pan.  Cook for 8 minutes turning chicken occasionally.

You can serve this with:

  •  rice (cook 1 c rice to 2 c water with a little salt)
  •  ♥ Over angel hair pasta (boils about as long as chicken cooks)
  •  Over a bag of mixed stir fry veggies - in produce (bagged lettuce) aisle  (open bag, pour water in bag, pour water out of bag pinching the top of the bag so no veggies fall out, pour wet veggies in bowl and micro for 2-3 min.) This amount of water is perfect for steaming the veggies and they don’t get overcooked and soft.

If you want to make it look like it came out of a restaurant kitchen, sprinkle on some sesame seeds and cilantro leaves. Your family will really think you have lost it.  Not kidding... your family will drive you to the emergency room.  ~ Check in: “What is the problem?”  ~ Your loved ones: “We don’t know!   She’s/He's cooking!”

...and a partridge in a pear tree...

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