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.