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Chinese Peanut Chicken Recipe



  • 1/3 Cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp hot (spicy) sesame oil plus oil to saute chicken (divided)
  • 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup pineapple juice
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into julienne strips
  • about 3 inches long
  • flour to dredge chicken

For Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter
  • Roasted peanuts and chopped green onions to garnish

How to make Chinese Peanut Chicken:

  • In bowl, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, pineapple juice, salt and white pepper.
  • Add chicken strips and marinate 2 to 3 hours in refrigerator.
  • Drain and discard marinade.
  • Dredge in flour; shaking off excess flour.
  • Heat medium-size skillet, then add additional oil to coat skillet.
  • Saute chicken strips, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes each side.
  • In small saucepan, over low heat, combine butter and flour and mix until smooth.
  • Cook slowly until bubbly.
  • Add stock and increase heat to high.
  • When stock begins to thicken, add whipping cream and peanut butter, stirring until peanut butter is dissolved and sauce is creamy and the consistency of a heavy gravy.
  • Place chicken strips on plate, top with sauce and sprinkle with green onions and peanuts.
  • Chinese Peanut Chicken is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot!

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