Monday, October 13, 2008

day 8

I realize Day 6 and 7 were non existent, but nonetheless, we are on day 8.

Today's Menu
Cashew Broccoli Chicken
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1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed (I use 1/2 a lb for the 2 of us)
1 bushel fresh broccoli or one bag frozen
1-2 stalks celery (per your preference--if you like celery you can use more)
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
1 T Honey
2 T Soy Sauce
1 dash red pepper
1 clove of garlic, minced

1. Mix broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey and red pepper for sauce and set aside. It will not be a smooth mix, don't worry about it. It won't matter, but you want to let it sit so the acid works into the peanut butter.
2. Heat oil in pan and cook chicken and garlic until chicken is no longer pink. Set meat aside and keep warm
3. In same pan, heat some more oil and cook broccoli and celery 2-3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Return chicken to pan and add sauce. Heat to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

The recipe also calls for two packs of cooked ramen noodles (without the seasoning) to serve with the chicken, which we will skip since we are doing no pasta. When you serve it, you are supposed to sprinkle it with cashews, but I just sprinkle it with regular peanuts. Also, I use water instead of broth because I don't use enough broth to keep it in the house. This is one of our favorite recipes and it is super easy to make. The combination sounds weird, but tastes wonderful.


Jeff Corkran said...

Something tells me you don't really mean a bushel of broccoli.

stella g. said...

yup, definitely going to try this.