Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry over Peanut Butter Noodles

Chicken Stir Fry


     Dinner.  I get tired of thinking about it.  If it were just me in the home, I’d probably eat dessert for dinner.  But, I have four other people to consider.  Four people with vastly different tastes.  Four people who will tell me exactly how they feel before and after each meal.  It’s impossible to satisfy everyone.  I refuse to cook separate meals.  We either eat what I cook or we go hungry.  That’s it.

      Tonight I decided to do the unthinkable.  Make every one happy.  It’s funny that chicken stir fry would be the meal to unite us, but it was.  My son was happy because there were no tomatoes.  My oldest daughter was happy because pasta was involved.  My youngest was happy because of the peanut butter sauce.  My husband was happy because it was chicken.  And finally I was happy because I could add Sriracha!  I did it!  Household harmony!

     I love making stir fry because it’s  so easy and can be made with any ingredients you happen to have at home.  Don’t have chicken? Use shrimp, pork or tofu!  Change out the broccoli for green beans or snow peas.  If you don’t like peanut butter or have allergies, you could omit it and add cornstarch to thicken  up the sauce.  This recipe will fit your needs.  My need was to have a dinner free of complaints.  My needs have been met!

You might enjoy these too:

Shrimp Scampi

Greek Shrimp Scampi – Pasta with shrimp, tomatoes, and feta cheese

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Mexican Mac and Cheese -shell pasta with a creamy, jalapeño pesto sauce



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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry over Peanut Butter Noodles
  • For the chicken:
  • 4 chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce (optional)
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • 12 oz Udon noodles or linguini
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  1. Stir together soy sauce and next 5 ingredients. Place chicken in a zip top bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add broccoli and stir-fry for 1 minute or until broccoli is bright green and crisp. Transfer to a bowl. Add remaining tablespoon of oil. Heat chicken in oil until browned and caramel in color, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile mix together ingredients for peanut butter sauce. Set aside. Bowl noodles according to package directions. Drain, but reserve 1 tablespoon cooking liquid. Return noodles to pan, add peanut butter sauce and reserved liquid. Toss to coat. Serve with chicken and broccoli.



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11 Responses

  1. You sound exactly like my mom, but now that I know how to cook I feel validated in my complaints. My mom was on the other end of the spectrum though. Her menu was not as varied, she worked full time, and never had an interest in home cooking anyway. Needless to say, she’s not interested in foodie blogs!

    • My mom wouldn’t look at food blogs either! My poor kids never eat the same thing twice, I’m a little too varied!

  2. I hate figuring out dinner. It’s SO annoying. This would totally satisfy me, and maybe even the picky kid!!!

    • If only we could eat dessert for dinner, we would never hear complaints! Thanks Dorothy!

  3. You’ve created the United Nations of dishes, Tanya. It brought 4 differing palates together, peacefully. I bet you were just a bit satisfied with the way things worked out — and rightfully so! :)

    • Haha, that’s a good one John! What can I say, I’m a peacemaker!

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