- 1 Lbs / 0.5 Kg Ground Chicken
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2-3 ScallionAlso some more for decoration
- 1 Tbsp GingerOptional
- 1 Tbsp Peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- Crushed Red PepperOptional
- 2-3 Tbsp oil
Peanut butter and chicken. If you didn’t think that this combination makes sense then think again. This recipe is so tasty and so easy you’ll get hooked on it the second you taste it.
Even people who are not huge fans of peanut butter love it because this recipe is just rich in flavors and the chicken accepts and enhances the PB taste very well.
This is a very quick dinner which will literally take you less than 20 minutes. It is also great the next day served in a sandwich, on a rice or whatever you feel like.
Tips for success:
- Work with a cast iron skillet. The chicken needs to be charred so it’s best for it
- Don’t “play” with the chicken after putting it with the skillet. you want the chicken to change color to brown and not just white. You get much more flavor!
- If the sauce is too thick you can add 1/2 cup of water in the end
- You add the soy, sugar and rice vinegar in the end. After that just cook it no more than 1-2 minutes
Add 2 tbsp of oil to a warm skillet and then the chopped scallions and garlic. Let them release the flavors for 1-2 minutes. Set the heat to highest and add the chicken (try to put the scallions and garlic on top of it or remove them so they wont burn). Leave the chicken alone for one minute without separating all the ground chicken pieces. you want the chicken to get a nice color on one side. When it gets nice color flip it and do the same thing with the other side.
Now it's time to start working on the ground chicken the same way you'd do with Bolognese sauce. When it's cooked (around 5 minutes on high heat) and there are no pink pieces add a hefty tbsp of peanut butter and mix well. Then add the soy, sugar and rice vinegar and incorporate everything in the ground chicken. Add some salt pepper and red crushed peppers for seasoning. If the chicken is too think you can also add up to 1/2 cup of water (if needed). It's ready! it doesn't need to be cooked more at this stage. Serve on rice or in a bun with Sriracha and scallions. It's really yummy!