Main Dish | September 22, 2016

Thai Peanut Saute

overhead shot of peanut saute with sauce on the side
This is one of those family recipes that  E V E R Y O N E loves, but is often forgot about. And then I remember it, make it again and its on the menu for months in a row. Its delicious, full of different fresh deep flavors, and very easy. All the key ingredients for family meals. I should add healthy too. It’s gluten free and can easily be vegetarian. So- there you have it- the perfect meal no matter who you are serving.
vegetables used lined up on plate
 This is one of those meals where you prep and dump. It’s important to make the sauce (and have it simmering away), noodles, chop all your veggies, chicken and herbs ready to throw in the pan. It cooks up much like a stir fry. I recently was sent this Copper Chef to test and try out. I have really loved it, especially for my quick family meals. It cooks evenly, hot, and is totally non-stick! I also love its size! The tall wall allows me to cook big meals, but its not too large or cumbersome…or heavy!
The CopperChef  is available at different stores, but you can buy it online at use the code COPPER20 and get 20% off the package!
peanut saute being flipped in pan
peanut saute having sauce drizzled
This sauce is gooooold. It’s nice and creamy!!
thai peanut saute in bowl, with sauce on the side.
5 from 1 vote
Thai Peanut Saute
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This is one of those family recipes that E V E R Y O N E loves!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: thai peanut saute
Servings: 4
Calories: 1067 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 4 chicken Breast cut into stripes or bite size pieces*
  • 2 TBS evoo
  • 3 limes...1 juiced 2-3 sliced
  • 3 minced garlic
  • 1 T fresh ginger minced I used the fresh ginger in a tube
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 1/2 -1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1 cup shoe string carrots
  • 1 cup chopped fairly small Broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped
Peanut Sauce
  • 1 + can chicken broth or veggie if making vegetarian version
  • 6 T peanut butter
  • 1 tsp more if you like it hot hot hot! of Sriracha chili sauce, or some type of chili paste
  • 3 T honey
  • 6 T soy sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  1. Start the noodles in a large stock pot and make your peanut sauce in a small sauce pan.
  2. In a seperate, large skillet saute chicken in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, salt. When chicken is mostly fully cooked add veggies.{NOT cilantro}
  3. --your veggies will only need a few minutes to cook- so have the peanut sauce and noodles prepped and done by the time the veggies enter the skillet.
  4. Drain the noodles and add them, with the peanut sauce to the chicken/veggies skillet.
  5. Toss until everything is well coated.
  6. Add Cilantro and lime at this point. lightly toss.
  7. If the peanut sauce has thickened too much {from the starch of the noodles} add a few Tablespoons of chicken broth till it reaches desired consistency.
  8. Garnish with Lime, and peanuts, and maybe a little more cilantro. :)
Peanut Sauce Directions
  1. In your sauce pan combine all ingredients on medium heat. Stir until sauce is smooth and blended. Let sauce simmer for about 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

*for a Vegetarian version, leave out chicken...sub tofu even!

Nutrition Facts
Thai Peanut Saute
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 1067 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 2546mg111%
Potassium 1530mg44%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 68g136%
Vitamin A 5530IU111%
Vitamin C 23.7mg29%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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