Friday, March 27, 2009

Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

This recipe comes from one of my favorite food magazines, Everyday Food. I am not a huge fan of Martha Stewart but this magazine is great.

You don't need a lot of time to make this tasty stir fry dish and you can vary it with whatever veggies you have on hand. This recipe serves one, perfect for me!

You need some peanut oil, peanuts, snow peas, a lime, garlic, jalapeno or serrano chili, 1 chicken breast and some basil. Sounds like a lot of stuff, but this is not a difficult dish to make. The key is to prep things before and be ready to add things as needed.

Trim the ends off the snow peas, slice open the lime, and chop up your chili and garlic.

On a separate cutting board, slice up the chicken. If you pop the chicken in the freezer for a few minutes before you cut it, you can slice through it much easier. Be sure to do thin slices so they cook up fast.

Heat up your wok or skillet and add the peanut oil. Get the chicken in there for 2-3 minutes until its cooked on one side.

Add in the garlic, chili, snow peas and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook until the chicken is opaque, about 2-3 more minutes. Season with Salt and Pepper and add in the lime juice, peanuts and basil. Give it a final stir and it is ready to eat.

This spicy stir fry can be on the table in no time. I served it over some fast cooking somen noodles and it was a fabulous, spicy meal for one!


  1. The chicken looks wonderful... I love to use chiles in my cooking...

  2. i just made this and found it too spicy! next time i'll only use a couple of jalepeno slices....i looove the photos - peanuts in stir fry=yummm!