November 29, 2012

Honey & Sriracha

Peanut-Lime Chicken with Broccoli & Three Onions

This is essentially an "everything but the kitchen sink" type recipe, one of those evenings when the contents of the fridge have long since developed a sense of loneliness. On this particular evening, I encountered a broccoli crown, 1/2 a package of chicken tenderloins, and some leftover peanuts from a recent tailgate. Three different types of onions and a lime complete the meal. 


handful of shelled peanuts
6 chicken breast tenderloins
1 tbsp oil (vegetable works best here, but olive oil works fine too)
1 tsp seasame oil
1/2 red onion
1 shallot
1 bunch green onions
1 crown broccoli
1 bunch cilantro
one garlic clove
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp ginger
1 tbsp honey
1 lime
black pepper to taste
salt to taste
yield: 2 servings

1. crush the peanuts with a mortar & pestle (or a food processor - alternatively a plastic sandwich bag and a rolling pin does the trick)

2. cut chicken breast into cubes

3. pour oil into the pan, warm to a low temperature, once oil warms a bit, add seasame oil

4. generously salt chicken, add a dash of black pepper, add chicken to pan and cook through until opaque

5. while chicken is cooking, chop vegetables & greens, reserve chopped cilantro

6. put aside cooked chicken with a slotted spoon

7. add chopped red onion, shallots and broccoli crowns into the pan with the chicken liquids, press garlic clove into the pan, stir over low heat

8. add soy sauce & ginger, continue to stir, add peanuts, honey & sriracha, continue to stir

9. as vegetables cook, they will release liquid, however if your pan looks dry, add a dash of worcestershire sauce and 1 tsp water

10. add green onions & cooked chicken

11. cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, add squeezed lime juice 1/2 through and continue to simmer

12. serve with rice, chopped cilantro & lime wedge 

13. pair with Titos Homemade Vodka from Austin, TX with a squeeze of lime & a soda water

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