Spicy Peanut Chicken

This colorful stir-fry gets its kick from a dash of red pepper.


4 servings


1/4 cup chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/3 cup dry-roasted peanuts
2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)


Mix broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and red pepper; set aside.

Heat wok or 12-inch skillet over high heat. Add oil; rotate wok to coat side. Add chicken, garlic and gingerroot; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add bell pepper; stir-fry 1 minute.

Add broth mixture to wok. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Stir in peanuts. Sprinkle with onions.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 25 minutes

Additional Information

Fresh gingerroot will last up to 2 months when covered with dry sherry and stored in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator.

Enjoy leftovers in Spicy Peanut Chicken Pitas. Simply fill pita bread halves with the stir-fry.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 320; Calories from Fat 170; Total Fat 19 g; Saturated Fat 4 g; Cholesterol 70 mg; Sodium 580 mg; Total Carbohydrate 11 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Protein 28 g; Exchanges: 2 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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