Delicious and Affordable: Weeknight Saucy Peanut Chicken Skewers
As winter recedes and the world awakens with zest and energy, we invite the vibrant spirit of Spring into your kitchen through a delightful collection of recipes from Taylah's Kitchen.
Taylah, our culinary explorer, has curated a selection of dishes that both excite your palate and are the ultimate family friendly budget-friendly meals.
Taylah's culinary journey began as a creative outlet and transformed into a delightful exploration of flavours, with a special love for pasta dishes. Beyond indulgence, Taylah crafts healthier versions of her favourites, all while juggling a full-time career.
Now, let's dive into one of Taylah's delectable recipes, perfect for busy weeknights: Weeknight Saucy Peanut Chicken Skewers.
About the Recipe
These skewers are a delightful twist on the classic chicken and rice. Quick to make, expect a saucy, creamy, mildly spicy, and incredibly delicious dish. Serve it over steamed rice, garnished with fresh herbs and crushed peanuts for that extra crunch.
It's not just dinner; it's lunch for the next day too!
Serves 4 | 40 minutes
500g chicken thighs, cubed
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
Juice of half a lime
250ml coconut milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup jasmine rice
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
Fresh coriander and chilli oil to serve
Begin by making the sauce. Mix peanut butter, Thai red curry paste, soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, and 50ml of coconut milk. Coat the diced chicken with half of the sauce and thread it onto skewers. This should yield about 8 or 9 skewers. Let them marinate while you prepare the rice.
Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the skewers. Let them brown on one side before turning, and continue cooking until they are cooked through, which should take about 10-15 minutes.
In a small pot, combine the remaining sauce with the rest of the coconut milk. Stir on low heat until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
Serve the chicken over steamed rice, generously spooning over the sauce. Top with crushed peanuts, fresh coriander, and a drizzle of chilli oil.
Taylah's recipes create memorable dining moments without breaking the bank. Try her other Spring dishes, Loaded Steak Sandwich with Creamy Pesto and Curried Cauliflower Flatbreads, and let her kitchen magic inspire yours.
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