Looking for an inexpensive meal that can be whipped up in a pinch? Well here's a tasty (easy-on-the-wallet) solution: chicken in a delicious peanut sauce over rice.
- 3-4 chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- sprinkle of nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon jarred garlic
- 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (I like the crunchy because it has little chunks of peanuts in it, I think it adds something extra. However, creamy would work just fine too.)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice (If you don't have lemon juice 2 teaspoons of vinegar can be used as a substitute.)
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 cup water
Heat the olive oil in a medium to large skillet.
Add the garlic, nutmeg, and ginger to the pan and allow to get hot heating over medium-low heat.
While the oil and the spices are heating, cut the chicken into strips.
When the oil is hot, add the chicken.
Cook the chicken completely, stirring occasionally.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce.
In a medium sauce pan add the soy sauce, lemon juice (or vinegar), and water.
Add the sugar and the peanut butter.
Heat over low, using a wisk to stir occasionally.
Heat until the mixture is smooth.
When the chicken is done cooking, mix the chicken with the peanut sauce.
Serve over rice with egg rolls.
This quick and satisfying meal is as good for your taste buds, as it is for your wallet.