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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 7, Wednesday

Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts
Basmati Rice

Cooking time: 25 minutes for menu           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

         Nuts and legumes are good for us, and I try to work them into the menus when I can.  Besides, I love them. A bit of peanut butter adds to the flavor as well.

Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli and Peanuts

Total time: 25 minutes
    Peanuts may not be as traditional with stir-fries as almonds or cashews, but they add a flavor a bit like sesame seeds, especially when combined with peanut butter - probably more Indian or Thai than Chinese.

Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli and Peanuts Ingredients: 

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, small saucepan with lid

Melt butter in saucepan
Add rice, sauté
Add stock, cover, cook
Chop onion
Slice celery, if using
Cut carrots
Cut broccoli into florets
Mince ginger, garlic

Cut chicken
Stir-fry onion, celery, carrot in half of oils
Dissolve cornstarch in soy sauce
Add ginger, garlic, broccoli, stir-fry
Remove vegetables
Add oils, chicken, stir-fry
Check rice, if done, remove from heat
Return vegetables to skillet
Add stock, sherry, peanut butter, cover, simmer
Add cornstarch, stir until thick and clear
Stir in peanuts
Fluff rice, serve