Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Simple Peanut Sauce For Stir Fry

By the time I left bootcamp tonight after work my legs were so tired that the one block walk from my bus stop to our apartment was a total struggle  and the last thing I wanted to do was spend energy and brain power cooking dinner.   I had put some chicken to thaw in the fridge that morning so the laziest thing I could think of was to do some sort of chicken stir fry with the Costco frozen veggies we always have in the freezer.  The one missing element was a good sauce.  I remembered we had some Trader Joe's peanut sauce in the fridge but I also remembered that Nic and I always eat the Trader Joe's peanut sauce and then remember and discuss how it's actually pretty bad. So... I googled a peanut sauce recipes and yippeee, I found a good one that didn't look too heavy or hard to make.

This turned out delicious and was SO easy. I just stir fried up a bag of frozen veggies with some cut up chicken in a big pan with a little soy sauce and a tiny sprinkle of red pepper flakes and garlic powder, and then when the chicken was all cooked through I poured in the homemade peanut sauce to mix it all together and voila, dinner was served!  Making a dinner this  easy that still has a homemade sauce gives me an inflated dose of pride and so instead of patting myself on the back like a total tool I'll share the great recipe with you for your stir frying or dipping pleasure!

Simple Peanut Stir Fry Sauce - Makes enough sauce for 2-3 bowls of stir fry.
Recipe originally found here, at MyRecipes.com

3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tsp sriracha chili sauce

-Whisk together above ingredients and stir in with your stir fry until it is hot and all mixed up!

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