Ginger-Chicken-and-Spring-Vegetable-Stir-Fry-with-Peanut-SauceServes: Makes 4 servingsPrint recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Add some extra protein to your stir-fry with this quick andeasy peanut sauce. Leftovers are delicious served in a wrap the next day for lunch. For a vegetarian option, substitute firm diced tofu for chicken, but add the tofu to pan when you add the vegetables.


Peanut Sauce:

½ cup (125 mL) natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy

3 tbsp (45 mL) soy sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) sugar

1 tsp (5 mL) hot pepper sauce, or to taste

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice

4 to 6 tbsp (60 to 90 mL) water

1 tbsp (15 mL) peanuts, chopped

1 tbsp (15 mL) coriander, chopped


2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

½ bunch of asparagus (about 8-10 spears)

1 tbsp (15 mL) peanut oil

2 tbsp (30 mL) ginger, peeled and minced

1 red pepper, cored and julienned

1 cup (250 mL) snow peas or sugar snap peas, trimmed

salt, to taste

2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped peanuts, to garnish


In a small bowl, stir peanut butter with soy sauce, sugar, hot sauce and garlic. Stir in lime juice then 4 to 6 tbsp (60 to 90 mL) water to make it sauce-like in consistency. Add additional hot sauce to taste if you like. Extra sauce can be refrigerated for a couple days.

Slice chicken into thin strips. Snap tough ends from asparagus. If asparagus is thick, slice in half lengthwise, then slice diagonally into 2-inch (5-cm) pieces.

Heat oil in a large non-stick fryingpan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry until cooked through and just golden, about 3 minutes. Add ginger, red pepper, asparagus and snow peas. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender, but crisp, 5 to 6 more minutes. Season with salt if needed.

Reduce heat to low and add ¼ cup (50 mL) peanut sauce. Stir until chicken and vegetables are coated, about 1 minute.

Serve with rice or Asian noodles and sprinkle with peanuts.


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    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.
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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

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    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.
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    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.

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