Chicken Stir-Fry with Peanut
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Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Chicken Stir-Fry with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
"How do I make chicken interesting?" is a question people often ask me. Here's your answer. I love making a double batch of this sauce and keeping it in the door of the fridge for a day when I need something tasty in a pinch. Don't like spice? Simply omit the hot sauce and the red pepper flakes. You can also sub thinly sliced lean beef for the chicken or just make it a stir-fry with all vegetables…



  1. In a large bowl, whisk the peanut butter with the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, hot sauce, sesame oil, ginger, two-thirds of the garlic and 2 tablespoons warm water until smooth. (If the sauce is too thick, thin with a little more warm water.) Set aside.
  2. Arrange the pieces of chicken on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle on one side with salt and the red pepper flakes. Turn the pieces on their other side and sprinkle again with salt.
  3. Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat. Add half of the oil and heat until it begins to smoke. Remove the skillet from the heat and quickly add half of the chicken pieces in a single layer. Return the pan to high heat and cook, stirring from time to time, until the chicken is fully cooked, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and repeat with the remaining oil and chicken.
  4. In the same skillet, stir in the remaining garlic, radishes, radish greens and peppers and season with salt. Mix so the radish greens wilt. Stir in the peanut sauce and simmer for an additional minute. Taste for seasoning. Stir in the peas and the chicken. Turn off the heat and let rest a couple of minutes on the stove. Top with a few grates of lime zest and the juice.