Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Indonesian Chicken

This is what we had for dinner tonight. It's different, if you are looking for something different--Dillon and I always are. We love to try new foods. This is a slightly spicy (not too much--you control it) peanut dish. Found (as a lot of mine are) on Allrecipes.com.

1 cup uncooked long grain white rice (I love basmati rice, so that's what I use)
2 cups water
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
4 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons red chile paste (or hot sauce, although red chile paste is better)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
chopped peanuts (optional--you can see in the picture I was too lazy to chop ours)

Cook rice according to directions with rice. Place green beans in a pot fitted with a steamer basket over boiling water, and steam 10 minutes, or until tender but crisp.

Heat the oil in a skillet, and cook the chicken 5 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear (note: I really like it better if you marinate the chicken for a couple hours in the oil and lemon juice it calls for, plus a little garlic--makes it more tender and more flavorful).

Mix the chicken broth, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, chile paste (another note: I did not like the tabasco sauce when I tried to sub that in!), lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until slightly thickened--you might have to let it come close to boiling to thicken. Mix in the green beans. Serve over rice. Garnish with green onions and peanuts.


Williamson Fam said...

oooh this looks so good, i'm starving..

Christian & Erin said...

Boy, I'm almost wondering if this blog isn't a good idea, because when I am making pancakes AGAIN because I haven't been to the store, and then I look at these yummy recipes, I get all jealous and hungry. Just kidding, of course, I love the blog...I just need to get to the store!!!