My sister Sara opened my eyes to Indian food with this chicken recipe. I never imagined peanut butter and chicken would make a good combination, but she urged me to try it, and I’m so glad I did. Now I’ve broadened my horizons and have taken to experimenting with Indian spices like garam masala, chicken curries, coconut rice, and more.
I wasn’t quite sure if my kids would take to this recipe. One of my daughters loves peanut butter, so once I elaborated on the peanut-butteriness of the dish, she was willing to give it a go. The younger one is willing to try anything new, and thankfully, both of them absolutely loved it. So if your kid loves peanut butter, just tell them you’re making extra special “peanut butter chicken” and they’ll be singing your praises around the dinner table.
Peanut Chicken Curry
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp curry powder
1 pkg chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup water
Basmati rice, for serving
scallions, diced, for garnish
Saute onion and garlic in a bit of oil until translucent. Add curry powder and continue to saute until fragrant. Add chicken and stir over medium heat until no longer pink. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well to incorporate. Cook, stirring until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
Serve over basmati rice and garnish with scallions.