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Chicken & edamame with a peanut sauce

Okay, I will admit that this does not look exactly appetitsing but it tastes really good! If you like satay / peanut things then you'll love this! This recipe has loads of protein in it, carbohydrates to your needs and a dose of unsaturated fats. I've used quinoa here but you can use rice too.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 small red onion chopped

  • 2 crushed garlic cloves

  • Half a red chilli deseeded and finely chopped (I use frozen chopped - so easy!)

  • 2 cm fresh ginger grated (again I grate straight from frozen)

  • Half a head of brocolli chopped into small florets

  • 1-2 carrots chopped into battons

  • Serving of rice or quinoa per person (usually about 50g)

  • 200-300ml chicken stock

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • Salt and pepper to season

  • 2 skinless & boneless chicken breast cut into strips or chunks

  • 100g frozen edamame

For the peanut sauce:

  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter

  • 2 tbsp boiling water

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tsp honey

  • Half tsp ground ginger


  • Heat half the oil in a large pan and add the onion and cook for a few mins until soft.

  • Add garlic, chilli and ginger and stir in.

  • Add the brocolli and carrots, and cook for a minute

  • Then add the rice or quinoa, chicken stock, ginger and season with salt and pepper.

  • Stir and cover, simmering for approx 15 mins - 20 mins (quinoa & basmati) or 35 mins (wholegrain rice). Adding extra water or stock if necessary

  • In another pan, heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan, season the chicken and add to the pan stirring until they're cooked through

  • Add the edamame and chicken to the rice / quinoa mixture. Stir and cook for a couple of mins.

  • Meanwhile mix the peanut sauce ingredients together until smooth.

  • Divide the rice / quinoa mixture between two plates and serve with the sauce on top.


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