Thai Peanut Chicken bowl

Wellness Tip-Worried about going up for seconds for dinner? Leave your serving dishes on the stove so you have to get up to get seconds. It makes it more of an effort rather than just scooping it from the table.

Growing up, we mostly got Chinese food as take out. It wasn’t until college that I first tasted Thai food. It’s no coincidence that I love it based on my love for peanut butter. Lately, this is has been my go to meal if I’m not sure what to make. It gives you a good amount of protein, carbs, and vegetables. Feel free to adjust the amount of water in the peanut sauce based on how think you want it.

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Servings– 2

Cooking Time– 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium size chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup dry brown rice
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 1 cup frozen edamame
  • 1 handful shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 small lime

Directions

  1. Boil 1 cup of water. Once it is boiling, pour in rice, turn heat down to low, cover the rice, and cook for 25 minutes
  2. Cook the chicken breast. You can grill, bake it, or pan fry it. I personally grill it using my George Foreman grill
  3. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic and about 2 tablespoons of warm water (more or less based on how thick you want the sauce).
  4. Cook the broccoli and edamame. I steamed the broccoli for 7 minutes in a pot, and cooked the frozen edamame in the microwave for 5 minutes.
  5. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl, mix, and top with peanuts.

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